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SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG)

IMPORTANT: Details regarding this internal grant competition are not yet available. Details will be announced at a later date. Please contact research@concordia.ab.ca for more details.

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has been awarded funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to provide two grant streams: Explore and Exchange.

These awards are adjudicated internally, but funding is provided directly by SSHRC through its SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) program.

SSHRC Explore and Exchange Grants are intended to strengthen research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

Successful applicants in the Explore stream are expected to apply for SSHRC funding under the Insight or Insight Development program within two years.

SSHRC Explore Grants (Projects)SSHRC Exchange Grants (Dissemination)
Allows small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot workAllows researchers to present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate to advance their careers and encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level
Enables researchers to hire student research assistantsSupports the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, to encourage collaboration and dissemination of research results within and beyond the academy
Supports social sciences and humanities researchers at any stage of their careers


SSHRC Explore and Exchange Grants are open to full-time, continuing CUE faculty members conducting research in a discipline supported by SSHRC.

Subject Matter Eligibility

Applications must fall within the Subject Matter Eligibility of SSHRC.  Briefly:

“Applications to SSHRC as the primary source of research or research training support must meet the following two criteria:

  • The proposed research or related activities must be primarily in the social sciences and humanities (i.e., aligned with SSHRC’s legislated mandate).
  • The intended outcome of the research must primarily be to add to our understanding and knowledge of individuals, groups, and societies—what we think, how we live, and how we interact with each other and the world around us.”

Review Process

SSHRC Explore and Exchange Grants are adjudicated by the Research and Faculty Development Committee through a merit review process.

Duplicate Requests for Funding

Neither SSHRC nor CUE allow duplicate funding requests. Therefore, applications with significant conceptual and/or budgetary overlap with existing internal or external awards will not be accepted. If you have applied for, or are considering applying for, additional internal or external funds to support the research that you are submitting for a competition, you are required to disclose this information to the Office of Research Services and include this information in the appropriate sections of the application form.