SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals Funding Opportunity

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Sponsor: Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Value: Up to $30,000 per year (base grant)
Up to $5,000 per year (supplementary funding)
3 years

Description: The Aid to Scholarly Journals website will be updated on June 25, 2021:

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants respond to the objectives of the Connection program. They support Canadian scholarly dissemination by offering a contribution to enable journals to explore innovative activities as well as to help them to defray the costs associated with publishing scholarly articles, digital publishing and journal distribution on Canadian not-for-profit platforms.
Aid to Scholarly Journals grants are meant to:

• increase dissemination, discoverability and readership of original research results in the social sciences and humanities through Canadian scholarly journals;
• leverage significant federal investments in digital scholarly publishing infrastructure;
• assist journals as they seek to take advantage of developments in digital technologies and innovative practices; and
• encourage the transition to open access models of publishing.

The submission deadline is September 10, 2021. Overall, this funding opportunity remains the same as in the last competition; however, there are some points journals should note when preparing their applications.

The eligibility criteria, including open access eligibility criteria, are the same. Please note, however, that the transition period allowed during the last competition has concluded and will no longer be offered. The value of the grant, the duration of the grant and the grant selection process have not changed.

In addition, SSHRC is cognizant of the potential impacts of COVID-19 on scholarly journals. Flexibility measures within the application are under development.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application.

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS ( You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

To do this, complete and attach all the forms as described in the program instructions. Also, ensure that all Co-Applicants and Collaborators have electronically accepted and verified their invitation to participate in the application. Then “Verify” and correct any reported errors until the resultant Verification Report indicates successful verification. Then click “Submit” to submit your application to UBC ORS for institutional approval.

Sponsor deadline (8 p.m. eastern).

Contact: If you have any questions, contact