Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Funding Opportunities

Learn about three ongoing funding openings that can support psychological science

Psychological scientists conducting research in Canada may find the following opportunities of interest. The Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council offers three standing funding opportunities: Partnership Engage Grants, Insight Development Grants, and Connection Grants. A description of each opportunity is described below:

Insight Development Grants

Funding provided through the Insights Development Grant program is for short-term research development projects in their early stages. Funding can be for up to 2 years. These grants allow for the development of experiments with new methods, new theoretical approaches and ideas, and new research questions.

Funding ranges from $7,000-$75,000

Deadlines for the 2023 competition has passed.

Partnership Engage Grants

These grants provide short­-term support for partnered research activities. Supported activities should inform the decision-making of an organization from the public, private, or not-for-profit sector (the partnered organization). Partnering organizations must be nonacademic. This opportunity allows researchers and the organizational partner access to increased knowledge, expertise, and the ability to solve problems of mutual interest.

Funding ranges from $7,000 to $25,000 for one year

Deadlines for the 2023-24 competition: June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15

Connection Grants

These grants support short-term events targeted at the exchange of knowledge, and engaging on research issues of value to participants. Some examples of supported events include workshops, colloquia, conferences, forums, summer institutes, and similar activities. Funding through Connection Grants can serve as a first stop to longer-term, more comprehensive projects.

Funding for events ranges from $7,000-$25,000

Funding for outreach activities ranges from $7,000-$50,000

Deadlines for the 2023-24 competition: November 1, February 1, May 1, and August.

*Applications for Insight, Partnership, and Connection Grants are due by 8 PM ET.

For more information on upcoming deadlines, please visit the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s upcoming Deadlines page.

For a full list of funding opportunities available through Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, visit their funding page here.

Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application.

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