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SSHRC Small Research Grants


ORS deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

On behalf of UOIT, the Office of Research Services 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 UOIT researchers, leading to the development of competitive applications to SSHRC programs, or to effectively mobilize social sciences and humanities research knowledge within and beyond the academic community.

The 2019 competition will have two streams:


SSHRC Explore Grants are meant to:

  • support social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements at any stage of career;
  • allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work; and
  • enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects thereby contributing to their professional development.


Up to $5,000


May 6, 2019 to March 31, 2020


SSHRC Exchange Grants are meant to:

  • support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community.



Up to $5,000 


May 6, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Approximately five awards will be given in total, depending on budget requests and the availability of funds.  


  1. Review the .
  2. Complete the 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_2019.pdf
  5. Submit application by email to by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

Please contact:

Ewa Stewart

Grants Officer, Office of Research Services

Office of the VP Research, Innovation and International

905-721-8668 x6584