SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

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

Partnership Engage Grants 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. These small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships 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 encourage non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers to access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Application Process

There are four application cycles per year: September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15. Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 for one year.

Decisions are communicated to at the end of each funding cycle (November, February, May, August)

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Up to one month before your target deadline
Prepare and review your application
September, December, March or June (month of target deadline)
Finalize and submit your application (See ORS procedures)
  • View full application submission procedures for SSHRC on the Office of Research Services (ORS) page.
  • Submit your application to ORS. See relevant ORS application procedures and internal deadlines for your campus to ensure administrative review and timely submission: Vancouver | Okanagan


Support & Resources

One-on-One Consultation

Our team can provide support for your application in advance of the corresponding deadlines. Limited availability.

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Sample Grant Library & Other Internal Resources

Check out our comprehensive sample grant library and additional resources curated specifically for UBC researchers.

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Danica Kell
Research Development Officer, Social Sciences & Humanities

SPARC support services

Dr. Lisa Sundstrom
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Advisor (SSHRC), UBC
Professor, Political Science

Advocacy and advice

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



Additional resources

Other resources available to UBC researchers

  • Mitacs: Funding to support research collaborations with non-academic partners
  • University-Industry Liaison Office: Research contracts and agreements as well as support for patenting, licensing, and creating spin-off companies.