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SSHRC Small Research Grants

ORS deadline: Thursday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.

On behalf of UOIT, the Office of Research Services (ORS) applied for and received funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant program. These funds are intended to support research activities undertaken by SSHRC-eligible researchers with the goal of strengthening research capacity in the social sciences and humanities.

More specifically, these funds will be used to support research activities that will enhance the research programs and expertise of our university's researchers, leading to the development of competitive applications to SSHRC programs. Applicants must demonstrate how the activities they wish to pursue with these funds will directly support and improve an application to a specific SSHRC program, as well as how their proposed research aligns with UOIT’s Strategic Research Plan priorities.

To this end, applicants must provide a detailed timeline indicating how this funding will directly support the creation of an application to SSHRC and identify the specific SSHRC program to which they will be applying. A list of SSHRC programs and deadlines is available on the Funding page of the SSHRC website.

The 2017 competition will have two steams. 

Stream A: SSHRC Small Research Grants


Up to $10,000; the average award will be $2,000 to $5,000. The committee will consider higher awards if sufficient justification is provided.


June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Approximately three to six awards will be available in the range of $2,000 to $10,000 (subject to availability of funds). 

StReam B: SSHRC Small Partnerships Grants


Up to $15,000 


June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Approximately one to two awards will be available in the range of $10,000 to $15,000 (subject to availability of funds). 


  1. Review the guidelines.
  2. Complete the Application Cover Sheet and obtain required signatures. 
  3. Prepare the required attachments (see guidelines).
  4. Save the application cover sheet and attachments into one PDF with a filename in the following format: [last name]_SSG_2017.pdf
  5. Submit application by email to by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.


Please contact:

Julia Armstrong
Grants Officer, Office of Research Services
Office of the Vice-President Research, Innovation and International
905.721.8668 ext. 5307

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