Partnership Engage Grants are meant to provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization fro the public, private or not-for-profit  sector.The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact SSHRC directly at or 613-943-1007.

Interested applicants may choose to submit their applications by one of the four application deadlines (see below).


Subject matter

Most SSHRC funding is awarded through open competitions. Proposals may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. Please see Subject Matter Eligibility for more information.

Projects whose primary objective is curriculum development are not eligible for funding.


Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application.

Applicants who have received a SSHRC grant of any type but have failed to submit an end of grant report by the deadline specified in their Notice of Award are not eligible to apply for another SSHRC grant until they have submitted the report.

Researchers who maintain an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution, but whose primary affiliation is with a non-Canadian postsecondary institution, are not eligible for applicant status.

For full eligibility details (for post-docs, co-applicants, collaborators, etc.), please visit the SSHRC website.

Funding available

  • $7,000 to $25,000 for a duration of one year

Useful links


CORIS Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Internal Deadline
  • September 08, 2017
  • December 08, 2017
  • March 08, 2018
  • June 08, 2018
Submission to Sponsor
  • September 15, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2018
  • June 15, 2018
8:00 P.M (E.T)

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.