2021 SSHRC Institutional Grant

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Governance and Public Policy
Social Justice


Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 26th, November 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 1st, December 2021


Through its SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) funding opportunity, SSHRC provides annual grants to help eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities. SIG funds are intended to help Canadian postsecondary institutions strengthen research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

Complementary to, and in line with, SSHRC’s three main pillars of activities (Talent, Insight and Connections), SIG funds can be used to offer SSHRC Explore Grants and SSHRC Exchange Grants.

  • SSHRC Explore Grants:
    • support social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements at any stage of their career;
    • allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or to conduct pilot work; and
    • enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects, thereby contributing to the students’ professional development.
  • SSHRC Exchange Grants:
    • support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community; and
    • allow researchers to attend or present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate in order to advance their careers and encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level.

SSHRC expects that all SIG-funded research training will incorporate appropriate dimensions of the Guidelines for Effective Research Training.

New this year: Applications must be filled out and submitted on the Convergence portal. Applicants will require Research Grants Officer status in order to access the SIG application on Convergence. If you have an account but do not find the “Research Administrator” tab at the top of the page, please contact us at SIG@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca to obtain the necessary permission. Note that this may take a few days.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 15, 2021