SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The Partnership Engage Grant supports collaboration between researchers and a single partner organization from the not-for-profit, public or private sector.

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SSHRC PEG Program Quick Facts

Full application deadline, 4 times per year: Sept 15th 2017; Dec 15th 2017; March 15th 2018; June 15th 2018.

  • Full application funding: $7,000 to $25,000
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Apply through web application
  • Application requires a SSHRC web CV


Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC PEG External Resources

SSHRC PEG links:

SSHRC PEG Contacts:

SSHRC PEG Resources at UBC

See SSHRC Resources Page for sample grants, guidelines, and more

Forging Effective SSH Partnerships with Non-Academic Organizations: Resources

Information and Opportunities for UBC Researchers

Resources at UBC

SPARC Support Services

Sample Library (cwl-protected)

SPARC offers individual consultations as well as workshops, resources and editorial review for SSHRC PEG applicants at UBC. To receive SPARC editorial review for the June 2019 cycle, please send a full or partial proposal draft to Erica Machulak ( by Thursday, June 6 at 4pm.

Many applicants find it helpful to seek SPARC feedback on partial drafts early in the process. Reviews will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until time and capacity run out. 

Workshop Series: "Forging Effective SSH Partnerships with Non-Academic Organizations" (co-hosted with the Faculties of Arts and Education and the Community Engagement Office)

"The Researcher's Perspective": May 14, 2018 
"Insights from Beyond the University": August 1, 2018 

SSHRC PEG Program Statistics

  UBC Total Submitted UBC Total Awarded UBC Success Rate National Success Rate
December 2018 4 4 100.0% 70.3%
September 2018 8 6 75.0% 58.2%
June 2018 8 4 50.0% 49.5%

March 2018

6 5 83.3% 55.9%
December 2017 7 4 57.1% 50.5%
September 2017 9 3 33.3% 50.5%


SPARC Contacts

Erica Machulak, Research Development Officer

Alan Kingstone, SSH Research Advisor, VPRI