SSHRC Connection Grants

Overview: Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives, including workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, and other events or outreach activities. Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Research Partnerships program.

Value: Events: $7,000 to $25,000; Outreach activities: $7,000 to $50,000; higher amounts can be considered if well justified. 

SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any Connection Grant project. Additional support in the form of eligible cash and/or in-kind contributions equivalent to a minimum of 50% of the amount requested from SSHRC must come from sponsoring organizations. Applicants must provide letters of support from sponsoring organizations that clearly confirm the amounts and types of contributions the organizations are providing for the proposed event or activity. 

OVPRI Connection Grants Matching Funds Opportunity

Duration: 1 year


UTM OVPRI SSHRC CG Matching Funds Opportunity deadline 

UTM MRA deadline

U of T MRA Deadline

U of T internal deadline to submit application on the SSHRC site

SSHRC deadline (8 pm EST)

Award start date

April 9, 2024

April 17, 2024

April 19, 2024, noon

April 26, 2024, 9 am

May 1, 2024

July 1, 2024

May 28, 2024

June 10, 2024

June​ 12, 2024, noon

Monday, June 17, 2024​, 9 am

June 20, 2024*

October 1, 2024

October 4, 2024

TBD; 2 business days before U of T MRA deadline

TBD; late October

TBD; end of October

November 1, 2024

January 1, 2025

*Note: Traditionally, there are four CG deadlines each year (Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, and Nov 1). However, the Aug 1, 2024 deadline has been moved by SSHRC to June 20, 2024 (due to IT work that is taking place on SSHRC's end during the summer months). After the June 20 deadline, the CG deadlines will revert to their usual schedule.