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SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Opportunity NameKnowledge Synthesis Grants: Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories
AgencyThe Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
ValueUp to $30,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review11-30-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review12-07-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review12-12-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 12-14-2023, by 12:00PM (noon)

This funding opportunity will support research that will foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge about the global challenge of Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories. This competition will include two streams: 

  • Stream 1 will be reserved for applications submitted by an applicant or project director affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution. Genome Canada may fund up to four projects in this stream and SSHRC, with additional funding from Canadian Heritage, may fund up to 16 projects.  
  • Stream 2 will be reserved for applications jointly submitted by two applicants or project directors, one based in Canada and the other in the UK, who are affiliated with eligible institutions in their respective countries. Up to 20 projects may be jointly funded by SSHRC and UKRI-AHRC. 

The resulting syntheses will identify roles that the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors could play in promoting more inclusive and equitable societies and can inform the development of effective tools and technologies, robust policies and sustainable practices required to support the path toward a diverse and inclusive future for all. 

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research.  Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and identify 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 (consisting of one applicant and one or more co-applicants and/or collaborators).
  • Must be affiliated with a Canadian institution that holds institutional eligibility.
  • Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to be applicants if they have formally established an affiliation with an eligible institution at the time of application and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.
  • Students enrolled in a program of study are not eligible to apply.

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 FSc Research Services at