SSHRC SIG Explore and Exchange Grants

Friday, May 20, 2022 (All day)

Through its SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) funding opportunity, SSHRC provides grants to eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions. These grants allow the institutions to fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities.

Funding guidelines

  • Grant requests may not exceed $7000
  • Duration of grants will be 9.5 months. Funding will begin June 15, 2022 and must be spent by March 31, 2023. No extensions will be granted.
  • Subject matter of the project or activity must be consistent with SSHRC’s mandate
  • Grant recipients can only hold one SIG-funded grant at a time for the same project/activity
  • Grant recipients must acknowledge SSHRC support for their research (SSHRC Explore Grant) or research dissemination (SSHRC Exchange Grant) activities

SSHRC Explore Grants

  • Allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work
  • Enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects, thereby contributing to their professional development

SSHRC Exchange Grants

  • Support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community
  • Allow researchers to attend or present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate to encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level


  • Applicants must be affiliated with UNBC and must maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period
  • Postdoctoral researchers affiliated with UNBC (provided they maintain their affiliation with UNBC for the duration of the grant period) are also eligible to apply
  • Students are not eligible to hold SIG-funded grants; however, SSHRC encourages researchers to employ students in SIG-funded research

All applications must be submitted online via the Romeo Research Portal

Application deadline: May 20, 2022

Contact Information

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Phone: 250-960-5629

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