SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (PDG) provide support to new or existing partnerships for initiatives that advance research, provide research training, and/or knowledge mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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SSHRC PDG Quick Facts

Full application deadline: Nov 15th 2018

  • Full application funding: $75,000 to $200,000
  • Duration: 1-3 years
  • Apply through web application
  • Application requires a SSHRC web CV

SPARC Support Services for SSHRC PDG

Program Outreach

Proposal Development

Introduction & Planning Meetings
  • Partnership and research development strategy
  • Project framework
  • Team, partnership and network building and brainstorming sessions
  • Budget and in-kind/cash contributions
  • Meeting with students/program managers for training on proposal preparation
Proposal Review
  • Internal Peer Review
    • Registration: email to register by Sept 9th, 2019 at 4pm
    • One Page Summary and IR Form due: late September, deadline TBA
    • Full Draft Proposal due: late September, deadline TBA
    • Receive Feedback by: October, deadline TBA
  • SPARC Review
    • ​Up to Nov 1st (latest possible submission)
    • In these reviews, proposals will be finely edited by a member of the SPARC team.  Applicants have the option of submitting their full proposal, or various modules.
Final Submission

Adhere to internal submission guidelines

Anticipated SSHRC Deadline (TBC): November 15th, 2019

UBC Deadlines: The Office of Research Services (ORS) will forward your application to SSHRC after conducting a review of submitted materials. Typically, a signed Research Project Information Form (RPIF) and select application modules are due 5 days before the SSHRC deadline, and the full application must be submitted at least 2 days before the SSHRC deadline. Please see the ORS website for confirmation of internal submission deadlines.

SSHRC PDG Program Statistics


SPARC Contacts

Erica Machulak, Research Development Officer

Alan Kingstone, SSH Research Advisor, VPRI