Partnership Grants - Stage 1

Partnership Grants (PG) provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over 4 to 7 years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Funding for Stage 1: up to $20,000, used to prepare the Stage 2 formal application.
Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by an eligible Canadian institution. The project director prepares the application on behalf of his/her host institution (the applicant), and on behalf of the formal partnership.

Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) offers the following support in partnership with Faculty-based grants facilitators:

  • SSHRC PG proposal development session and panel discussion. Register here.
  • Strategic consultations (optional, submit a NOI form to request)
  • Provision of internal resources (e.g., sample applications, templates, work plan - submit a NOI form to request)
  • Internal review of the draft proposal (optional, submit a NOI form to request)
  • Coordination of institutional support letter and VPRI match
  • Liaison with SSHRC, Research Services and other internal units
  • Project Management support (optional, submit a NOI form to request; level of support is subject to capacity). Project managers may assist with the following:
    • Proposal development: budget development/justification, coordination of partner commitments/letters of support, overseeing proposal development milestones
    • Post-award management: Setting timelines/milestones, monitoring budget, facilitating subgrants, ensuring compliance, coordinating reporting, identifying/mitigating risk

Internal timeline:

Activity Deadline/Date
Notice of Intent (optional)
Register for proposal development support and optional proposal review 
Aug 15, 2021
Submit NOI
Proposal development session/panel discussion
Includes SFU faculty with experience as reviewers/grantees
and proposal development staff from ISA and faculties
Sep 23, 2021
Register here
Proposal review (optional)
Receive written feedback on the draft proposal from ISA
Senior Advisor(s) and faculty peer(s) before submission
Dec 1, 2021
Submit draft
Last day to request SFU support letter/contribution
for both SFU-led and non-SFU-led proposals
Check with your faculty for other internal deadlines
Jan 10, 2022
Submit request
Application due to Research Services
Check with your faculty for other internal deadlines
Feb 7, 2022
Application due to SSHRC Feb 10, 2022
Results announced June 2022

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