College and Community Social Innovation Fund grants 2024

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 27th, February 2024

External Deadline: Friday 1st, March 2024


CCSIF grants are intended to foster community innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of community organizations. CCSIF proposals should facilitate collaborative and innovative research that brings together researchers, students and partners to address challenges in community innovation in the social sciences, humanities, health sciences, natural sciences and engineering research fields.

CCSIF grants enable colleges to increase their capacity to work with communities, with the goal of developing partnerships that foster community innovation in areas such as the integration of vulnerable populations, community development, education and training, climate change, environmental degradation, and health and well-being. Canada’s colleges and polytechnics are well-equipped to contribute to community innovation initiatives by tapping into their departments’ and programs’ knowledge, experience, facilities and community connections.

CCSIF grants are managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). CCSIF research proposals can be multidisciplinary and may fall under the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and/or health sciences. Applications exclusively in the social sciences and humanities, health sciences, or the natural sciences and engineering will be funded by SSHRC, CIHR, or NSERC, as appropriate. Multidisciplinary grants containing a natural sciences and engineering research component will be funded by NSERC. All applications must be submitted to NSERC.

The application submission deadline is March 1 before 8:00 pm (ET). If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the application must reach NSERC before 8:00 pm (ET) the following working day.

Applications must be submitted through the Convergence Portal. See the Instructions for completing a CCSIF grants application for more details. Partners are invited to consult the CCI partner organization instructions for more information.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 21, 2023