International Partners

Are you interested in connecting with Canadian researchers and their partners from the university, not‑for‑profit and business sectors to enhance your research and networking opportunities? Do you have a partnership idea that would be strengthened with Canadian participation?

SSHRC funds projects that create important links around the world to advance knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

Partnerships in Action

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Roger Azevedo

How it Works

  1. Consider the research questions, and connection and talent possibilities, that a Canadian collaboration could offer your organization or business.
  2. Find the researchers and partners best suited to your needs by exploring your own contacts, SSHRC’s awards search engine or connecting with university and college research offices (view SSHRC eligible institutions). Researchers or institutions may also approach potential partners directly.
  3. Meet with researchers and other partners, if relevant, to discuss the potential partnership.
  4. Work with your team members and partners 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 Canadian institution, and the project director must be affiliated with this institution. Please note that international organizations may partner with a Partnership Grants funding opportunity. Individuals from international postsecondary institutions may participate as co‑applicants, while all other individuals may participate as collaborators.
  5. After a competitive review process, your partnership may be awarded a grant. See Funding for complete funding opportunity descriptions and upcoming application deadlines.

At any time, contact SSHRC for more information on partnership funding opportunities including Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants.

Read the tips in the Partnerships Tool-Kit.