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SSHRC and WAGE Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

Opportunity NameGender-Based Violence Research Initiative
AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada
ValueUp to $100,000 for the first year and up to $200,000/year for the following three years (for a total maximum of up to $700,000)
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration4 years

While anyone is free to submit earlier, October 6th is the final deadline. 

Application due to FSc RO at for full review10 business days prior to agency submission
(latest 09-22-2022)
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review5 business days prior to agency submission
(latest 09-29-2022)
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory reviewDate of agency submission
(latest 10-06-2022, by 12:00PM)
Application due at agency Anytime
(until 10-06-2022, by 12:00PM)

The Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative will award approximately five grants for formal research partnerships between a post-secondary institution and at least one or more partner organizations from the not-for-profit, public and/or private sectors, to foster the co-creation of new knowledge, capacity-building and knowledge mobilization on critical issues relating the gender-based violence in Canada. The partnership grants will serve as hubs for challenge-oriented, collaborative and intersectional research and knowledge mobilization activities, as well as the incubation of new research partnerships. 

Specific objectives include support for: 

  • partnerships that address intersectional considerations in GBV research design and research practice; 
  • partnered research activities responding to the needs of partner organizations from the not-for-profit, public and/or private sector, and which will inform their decision-making; 
  • intersectoral collaborations and connection activities, such as public outreach activities, workshops and conferences; 
  • innovative approaches that enrich partnered research training experiences for students and postdoctoral researchers; and 
  • leveraging contributions from all partner organizations (cash and/or in-kind contributions) 

The initiative will support a diverse portfolio of projects aligned with the following themes:

  • Shelters and housing 
  • Violence against LGBTQ2+ People 
  • Natural Resources, Work Camps and Sexual Violence 
  • Access to Justice and Prevention of GBV 
  • Technology-facilitated GBV against Youth 

  • Applications may be submitted by a team of researchers (consisting of one applicant / project director and participants such as co-directorsco-applicants and collaborators).
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution that holds institutional eligibility at the time of application and before funding can be released.
  • Applicants who have received a SSHRC grant of any type but have failed to submit an achievement report by the deadline specified in their Notice of Award are not eligible to apply for another SSHRC grant until they have submitted the report.

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