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SSHRC Partnership Grants

Opportunity NamePartnership Grants
AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
ValueStage 1 – Up to $20,000 
Stage 2 (by invitation only) – $500,000 – $2,500,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration4 – 7 years

Stage 1 (Notice of Intent)

NOI and Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support submitted to SIRI11-27-2023
SPORT Committee and SIRI Specialist feedback 12-18-2023
NOI due to SIRI for full review01-29-2024
NOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-05-2024
NOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review02-09-2024
NOI due at agency02-12-2024

Stage 2 (by invitation only)

Application due to SIRI for full review10-16-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-23-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review10-28-2024
Application due at agency10-30-2024

Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training, and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.  


For full eligibility requirements, click here.

How to Apply

Although the 2024-25 competition has not yet formally launched, York is proceeding with a Notice of Intent (NOI) process given the strategic importance and extreme competitiveness of the program. This process is designed to provide early feedback and support to strengthen Stage 1 applications. 

All Stage 1 applicants are required to submit an NOI to the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) team in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9 am onNovember 27, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to meet with the SIRI team to access support at earlier stages of their proposal development.NOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as the SIRI team, with feedback returned to Project Directors by December 18, 2023

Please Note: SSHRC Partnership Grants are required to secure 35% (minimum) additional cash and/or in-kind contributions. To facilitate this, applicants should notify their respective Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU (if applicable) and the SIRI team as soon as possible of their intent to apply.

Also note that to enhance York’s competitiveness, the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation has recently implemented a new framework to match Faculty cash commitments, provided proposals undergo SPORT review. 

For more information, and to set up a one-on-one meeting, contact the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives team at  

Required Materials
  1. NOI application form 
  2. Project Goals and Description (8 pages)* 
  3. Previous SSHRC funding (1 page, if applicable)* 
  4. Description of Team (3 pages)*  
  5. Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)* 
  6. Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)* 
  7. Project Director SSHRC CV and attachment (Research Contributions and Relevant Experience – 5 pages)* 
  8. Data Management Plan (use the attached DMP form) 
  9. Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page) 
  10. Confirmation of York commitments (i.e., email communications, Dean’s memo) 

*For bullets 2-7, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 Guidelines. SIRI also has templates available for all sections of the application, so please contact the SIRI team if you would like access to these documents.


For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at