Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) provides Brock University with annual block grants under the SSHRC Institutional Grants program to help the University develop and maintain a solid base of research and research-related activities in the SSHRC-supported disciplines. This grant has enabled Brock to establish an internal research seed grant competition.
All tenure and tenure-track Brock University faculty members in the disciplines supported by SSHRC are eligible. Applications by Limited Term Appointment staff will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Sessional instructors, professors emeriti, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, adjunct professors and students are not eligible.
Research Seed Grants
Seed grants provide researchers with up to $5000 funding (one year) for projects aimed towards developing an application for submission to a SSHRC competition. Funds can be used for a pilot research project, hiring a student RA to assist with the research project, etc. The Adjudication Committee will ensure submissions meet eligibility critera and will evalute the quality of the proposed research project and the applicant's record of research achievement.
- Subvention for scholarly books published by reputable scholarly presses
Max. award $1,500
- Manuscript preparation grants
Max. award $1,500
- Seeding peer review journals – created or edited at Brock University
Max. award $2,000 annually
Max. term of award: 3 years
- Travel to international scholarly conferences (outside Canada, Mexico and U.S.A.)
Max. award: $1,000
- Occasional scholarly conferences and scholarly workshops to be held at Brock
Max. award: $5,000
Forms (Revised 2015):
NEW* All applications require three signatures: applicant, Dept. Chair and Associate Dean
For more information, please contact Tressie Dutchyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or x4004.