In April 2012, SSHRC launched its Connection Grants funding opportunity and has been funding a range of knowledge mobilization activities for the benefit of Canadians.
The success of this funding opportunity has led to an unprecedented demand for Connection Grants. Consequently, given available financial resources, SSHRC will temporarily put a hold on accepting new applications for the Connection Grants funding opportunity. However, SSHRC will allow those applicants who have already initiated an application form for a Connection Grant to submit their proposal before Friday, March 1, 2013 (8 p.m. Eastern Time).
SSHRC will continue to emphasize the importance of knowledge mobilization activities as a priority through the Connection program.
In keeping with the spirit of enabling applicants to take advantage of short-term and targeted connection opportunities, and in order to maintain a high standard of delivery, SSHRC will look to resume the acceptance of new applications for Connection Grants sometime in the new fiscal year.
In the interim, SSHRC will complete the adjudication of all Connection Grants applications received to date, and is committed to keeping all stakeholders informed of new developments.