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New $13.9 million CMHC-SSHRC joint initiative opens competition for first phase of its housing research grants

SSHRC has partnered with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on a new joint initiative to build the Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN). A competition for eight one-year Partnership Development Grants (PDG) is now open. Grants for this first stage of a two-stage application process are valued at $80,000 for up to a year. The competition deadline is November 15, 2018. Results will be announced in early 2019.

CMHC will provide $13.9 million for this two-stage funding opportunity in support of the National Housing Strategy. SSHRC will support the merit review process, which is designed to ensure the highest standards of excellence and impartiality. The grants will support research that focuses on housing conditions, needs and solutions.

Interested applicants should verify their institutional eligibility and must partner with at least one non-academic from the public, private and/or non-profit sectors. The non-academic partner will be expected to support the partnership through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for Partnership Grants during the second stage of the initiative in November 2019. Partnership Grant recipients will form the CHRN.

For more information and to begin the application process, refer to the SSHRC-CMHC PDG webpage.