The Partnership Development Grants (PDG) application form and instructions are now available on the SSHRC website through the following link.
Value: $75,000 to $200,000 for 1-3 years
Faculty of Education Research Office: 1 week before SSHRC deadline (2-3 weeks before if you wish to have feedback on your application)
Research Development & Services: at least 5 days before SSHRC deadline
SSHRC: November 30, 2015 (results announced March 2016).
Description: Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to: 1) develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or 2) design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level. Partnerships funding is intended for larger teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.
NOTE: While SSHRC CVs are required for the project director and co-applicants they are not required for collaborators.
More Information: In October, SSHRC will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions about this funding opportunity.
Eligibility: A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western. An individual may not, in a calendar year, submit, as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for both an Partnership Development Grant and a Partnership Grant.
Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA. Applications and instructions are available through the SSHRC website.
NOTE: The Healthy and Productive Work Joint Initiative with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is available through the PDG program.