Grant Submission Guidelines

Guide to Submitting a SSHRC Application for Insight Grants and Connection (Partnership) Grants

Step 1 – Register and enter an application via the SSHRC online system

Deadlines are October 15th (Insight Grants), November 30th (Partnership Development Grants), February 1st (Insight Development Grants), and February 15th (Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent). Connection Grant applications are accepted on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st.

NOTE: The Office of Research Services (ORS) internal deadline for submitting all applications is three working days before the agency deadline.
NOTE: The new Common CV (CCV) will be rolled out for all programs. It is highly recommended that you start preparing a CCV early—it is a long process!
NOTES FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS: “Creation” button—this selection is for Creative and Performing Arts applications only.You will see a “Verify” button once you have completed your application. You need to click on “Verify” and correct the data until the Verification Report indicates successful verification—verify early to detect errors!Click “Submit” to submit your application to ORS (Pam Forsberg) at least 3 working days before the SSHRC deadline. Be aware that your application is not forwarded to SSHRC when you hit submit!If it is not approved, ORS will return it to you for changes.

Once your application has been approved online by ORS, the status of the application will change to “Forwarded” to “Received.”

Step 2  Prepare the documents necessary for internal approval

  • Print the following pages from the application for ORS review: Applicant and participant detail pages, research summary, budget and budget justification.
  • Download the Research Project Information Form to collect signatures from the applicant and Department Head.
  • Insight Grant applicants need to use the special ORS (Office of Research Services) Signature form available at the end of the FAQ document (PDF).
  • Expect a 24-hour turnaround for obtaining the signature from your Department Head. We recommend that you bring the signature page to the Head’s office 4 working days before the SSHRC deadline.
  • You will then need to bring the signature page to the Dean’s office  at least 3 working days before the SSHRC deadline.
NOTE: If the Principal Investigator is applying with co-applicants, UBC requires that co-applicant signatures be included with the application package.

For further information, contact Pam Forsberg.

Additional submission guidelines and resources can be found at the ORS website.