SSHRC – Aid to Scholarly Journals

SSHRC’s Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity’s goal is to increase dissemination, access to, and readership for, original research results in the social sciences and humanities, through Canadian scholarly journals. It also assists journals as they seek to take advantage of advances in digital technologies.

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants are awarded to help defray the costs of publishing scholarly articles, to assist with distribution costs, and to support journal organizations in transitioning to and maintaining digital formats.

Amount: Up to 30,000 per year for 3 years

Faculty of Education Research Office: 3 days prior to RD&S deadline (if you wish to have feedback on your application 1 week prior)
Research Development & Services: at least 5 days before the sponsor deadline
June 1, 2014 (results announced fall 2014)

Eligibility: For this competition, “scholarly journal” is defined as a peer-reviewed academic publication that disseminates the results of original scholarship. Subscription-based journals, journals using an open access business model, and journals using a “moving wall” arrangement to provide delayed open access are eligible for support.
SSHRC’s Subject Matter Eligibility guidelines apply to this funding opportunities. The applicant must be the editor-in-chief of the journal and must be eligible to hold a research grant at Western.

More information on this program, including application form and guidelines

Applications must be accompanied by a ROLA.


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