SSHRC Connection Grant: Connecting for Canada’s 150th

Wed. Jun. 15, 2016

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to offer Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

Quick Facts

Value: $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities

Duration: One year


-          August 1, 2016 (must be submitted by July 29 because of Manitoba holiday)

  •  internal deadline: July 18

-          November 1, 2016

  • internal deadline: October 15

-          February 1, 2017

  • internal deadline: January 16

Please review the call for proposals and application instructions for more details.  If you have any questions please contact me at or 204.786.9137