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SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Gender-Based Violence

Opportunity NameKnowledge Synthesis Grants: Gender-Based Violence
AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada
ValueUp to $30,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-18-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review08-25-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-01-2022, by 12:00PM
Application due at agency 09-01-2022, by 12:00PM

This call for proposals focuses on the state of knowledge on gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada such as the impact of GBV on different populations, the efficacy of services addressing and preventing GBV, or the needs of victims and survivors of GBV.  The KSGs on gender-based violence will support synthesizing existing knowledge and identifying knowledge gaps on this topic and stimulate knowledge mobilization. By reaching a variety of audiences, including decision-makers, this knowledge can, ultimately, contribute towards a Canada free of gender-based violence. 

Specific objectives are to support researchers in producing knowledge synthesis reports and evidence briefs that support the use of evidence in decision-making and the application of best practices and assist in developing future research agendas. 

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research.  Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years. 

  • Applications can be submitted by an individual researcher or a team of researchers.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian institution that holds institutional eligibility before funding can be released.

Full eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)