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[Canada] Connection Grants (Deadline June 20, 2024)

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Connection Grants

The August 1 deadline for Connection Grants has moved forward to June 20. This is a one-time change for the 2024-25 cycle. Going forward, the standard application deadlines will be in place.

2024-25 Competitions

Overview Value Events: $7,000 to $25,000

Outreach activities: $7,000 to $50,000; higher amounts can be considered if well justifiedDuration1 year

Application deadline

February 1, 2024; May 1, 2024; June 20, 2024; November 1, 2024 (8 p.m. eastern)

Results are announced At the end of each funding cycle (January, March, June, September);

see funding cycle schedule below ApplyWeb CV, application and instructions


Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Research Partnerships program.

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and engage with participants on research issues they value. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the social sciences and humanities;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the social sciences and humanities and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Only a Canadian institution that holds institutional eligibility can administer funds. However, the intellectual leadership and governance for Connection Grant activities can come from within the research community and/or from within the not-for-profit sectors.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation. To this regard, for Connection Grants support events and outreach activities related to research-creation and Indigenous research.

  • Funder

    Government of Canada

  • Start Date

    Jan 31, 2024

  • End Date

    Nov 01, 2024


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