SSHRC – Aboriginal Research Pilot Program

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is relaunching its Aboriginal Research Pilot Program.

Faculty of Education Associate Dean’s Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
UWO Internal: no less than 3 days prior to agency deadline.
SSHRC: September 30, 2009 (for a decision March 2010)

Research Development Grants : up to $25,000 over a maximum of two years
Research Grants : up to $100,000 annually, for a maximum of $250,000 over three years.

Description: The program facilitates research by and with aboriginal scholars and aboriginal communities on issues and topics relevant to Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, such as, but not limited to, urban issues, economic development, the environment, education, research ethics, intellectual and cultural property, traditional aboriginal knowledge, aboriginal knowledge systems, languages and cultures, and international aboriginal communities. The program also aims to build the humanities and social sciences community’s capacity to operate within, and benefit from, traditional aboriginal and other knowledge approaches to these sorts of issues and topics.

 Eligibility: Aboriginal research funded through this program builds on traditions of thought and experience developed among, and in partnership with, First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada, as well as indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. All applications must include both university- or college-based scholars and participants from aboriginal communities. The applicant must be eligible to hold a research account.

 More information

Past Grants: For more information on projects previously funded through the program, visit SSHRC’s awards search engine at

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Assoc. Dean Signatures).


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