SSHRC partnership grants provide opportunities for Canadian and international businesses to work jointly with researchers in the social sciences and humanities and with other partners.
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Gain a competitive edge
Research collaboration gives you access to unique knowledge, talent and innovation that can help your business thrive.
In Budget 2012, the Government of Canada allocated $7 million to SSHRC for industry/academic partnerships. These partnerships can help you bring cutting-edge ideas and solutions to enhance your products and services, expand your markets, and increase your productivity and bottom line.
Social sciences and humanities researchers across Canada are examining a wide range of business and management issues, from recruitment and retention to cost optimization to intercultural relations—to name just a few.
If you represent a for-profit organization, or are involved in an industry association or consortium, take a step toward innovation now.
How it works
Step 1 - Identify your core business challenges, research questions and/or talent needs.
Step 2 - Find the researchers best suited to your needs by exploring SSHRC’s awards search engine or contacting university and college research offices (view SSHRC eligible institutions). Researchers or institutions may also approach potential partners directly.
Step 4 - Work with your partner to develop and submit a grant application. The application must be submitted on behalf of the partnership by a "project director." All grants awarded by SSHRC must be administered by an eligible institution.
Step 5 - After a competitive review process, your partnership may be awarded a grant. See Funding for complete funding opportunity descriptions and upcoming application deadlines.