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SSHRC Connection Grants Re-launched

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Summary: 
Connection grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.

The Connection grants have been re-launched and the description is available on their website. These grants are typically valued at $7,000 to $50,000 over one year, with higher amounts considered on an exceptional basis.

Connection grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

The following changes have been made by SSHRC since the last Connection Grant opportunity closed:

  • Individuals may only be applicant / project director and co-applicant on one (1) active Connection Grant (individual or institutional) at a time. Furthermore, an applicant / project director may apply for only one Connection Grant per calendar year.
  • The maximum value of a Connection grant for an event is now $25,000. The value of a Connection grant for other outreach activity will remain at $50,000 (with higher amounts considered on an exceptional basis).
  • SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any connection event or outreach activity. Additional support in the form of cash and /or in kind contributions (excluding registration fees) equivalent to a minimum of 50 per cent of the amount requested from SSHRC must come from other sources, such as sponsors.
  • Results will normally be announced to candidates within 16 weeks from confirmed receipt of the application.
  • Funding decisions will be announced four times per year, i.e., in June, September, December and March. For the current fiscal year, which is ending on March 31, 2014, approximately $1,000,000 will be awarded in grants for each of the three remaining announcements.