SSHRC Connection Grants

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SSHRC Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives in the social sciences and humanities.

As of May 1st, researchers applying to this competition must comply with new and updated Government of Canada research security requirements. 

UBC’s Research Security team is available to provide support and resources related to these new requirements, as well as to guide you in implementing best practices to safeguard your research.

The grants are intended to support the first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects that can include disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or inter-sectoral exchanges in social sciences and humanities or building international or national research collaborations.

Application Process

There are four application cycles per year: February 1, May 1, August 1 or November 1. The funding duration is one year from the award, with the total possible award value determined by the type of activity:

  • $7,000 to $25,000 for events such as workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, etc.
  • $7,000 to $50,000 for outreach activities such as policy briefs, articles for print, educational aids, interactive technologies, the adaptation of texts, artistic exhibits, public debates, media events, etc.
    • higher amounts can be considered if well justified.

Additional in-kind and/or cash contributions of 50% of the requested amount are also required.

Applications are adjudicated through a merit review process based on specific evaluation criteria. Applications involving Indigenous research may undergo a more tailored adjudication. Decisions are typically communicated to UBC at the end of each funding cycle (i.e. January, April, July and October).

Sponsor Site


Up to one month prior to your target deadline
Late January, April, July, or October (target deadline)


Support & Resources

One-on-One Consultation

Our team can provide comprehensive reviews of your application in advance of the corresponding deadlines. Limited availability.

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Sample Grant Library

Check out our comprehensive sample grant library and additional resources curated specifically for UBC researchers. CWL is required to access.


Connection Grant Resources

Visit our comprehensive repository of tips, templates and guidelines to support a successful application. CWL is required to access.





Danica Kell
Research Development Officer, Social Sciences & Humanities

SPARC support services

Dr. Lisa Sundstrom
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Advisor

Advocacy and advice

UBC's Grant Facilitation Network
Research support personnel based in the faculties
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Various grant support



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