Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Institutional Grant (SIG)

This funding opportunity is offered through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 

These annual grants allow Queen’s University to fund small-scale research and research-related activities by our faculty in social sciences and humanities.

These funds are awarded through our own merit review processes and are intended to help Queen’s strengthen research excellence.

Funding is available for grants to a maximum of $7,000 (one-year grant). Funding can be requested under one of the following two granting programs:

  • SSHRC Explore Grants:
    • Supporting researchers at any career stage to allow for small-scale project development or pilot work;
    • Fund student participation in projects
  • SSHRC Exchange Grants: 
    • Encourage collaboration and dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community through small-scale knowledge mobilization;
    • Allow researchers to attend or present at conferences to advance their careers and promote the exchange of ideas

Applications Deadlines:

February 15, 2024

SIG Application Form

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SIG Guidelines

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SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) Awardees

Offered through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, approximately $53,000 was awarded to 16 researchers for small-scale research and research-related activities.  

Congratulations to our SIG June deadline awardees: 

  • Quinn Albaugh (Department of Political Studies)
  • Elizabeth Baisley (Department of Political Studies)
  • Benjamin Bolden (Faculty of Education)
  • Alana Butler (Faculty of Education)
  • Amitava Chowdhury (Department of History)
  • Qanita Lilla (Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Fine Arts)
  • Brooke Linden (Faculty of Health Sciences, DBMS, Rehab)
  • Kip Pegley (DAN School of Drama and Music)
  • Adrienne Shannon (DAN School of Drama and Music)
  • Sarah Waisvisz (DAN School of Drama and Music)
  • Craig Walker (DAN School of Drama and Music)
  • Karen Ye (Queen's Economics Department)
  • Elaheh Fata (Smith School of Business)
  • Scott MacKenzie (Department of Film and Media)
  • Emily Pelstring (Department of Film and Media)
  • Megan Welton (Departments of History, Classics and Archaeology)