Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Please see the SSHRC website for definitions of “Partner Organization” and “Formal Partnership”
Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond directly to the objectives of the Insight, Connection, or Talent programs. Please see the Insight, Connection and Talent program descriptions for more details.
Value of Awards
Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years.
PLEASE NOTE: SSHRC has not formally launched the 2016 competition, but York University is launching an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) process early given the competitiveness and strategic importance of the competition to the university.
Guidelines from the 2015 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2016 Competition Launch) can be found here.
INTERNAL YORK NOTICE OF INTENT
SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units, and the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation. All researchers planning to submit an application to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase – are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to their Faculty Office of the Associate Dean of Research no later than 9am on November 20, 2015. Associate Dean of Research Offices will then submit the iNOI, along with an indication of financial and other resource commitments to the project, by no later than 9am November 27, 2015 to the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (Lisa Rumiel at firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will then be reviewed by the Strategic Project Opportunities Review Team (SPORT) and reviews will be circulated no later than December 11, 2015.
Please Note: While the iNOI deadline is November 20, 2015, all researchers should notify both their Faculty and the SIRI Specialist as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation. The SIRI Specialist (Lisa Rumiel) is also available to meet with interested applicants and review application drafts in advance of the November 20, 2015 deadline.
Application components include:
- NOI application form
- Project Goals and Description (8 pages)
- Description of Team (3 pages)
- Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)
- Funds Requested from SSHRC
- Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience
- Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Guidelines.
IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:
iNOI Submission to Faculty: November 20, 2015
Faculty iNOI Submission to ORS: November 27, 2015
SPORT Committee Feedback: December 11, 2015
ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 29, 2016
Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 12, 2016
Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2016
SSHRC Results: Spring 2016
Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2016
SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2017
Funds Released: March 2017
Interested faculty members should contact Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at email@example.com for more information about this opportunity
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