Funding

SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.

SSHRC funding opportunities are available through three programs: Talent, Insight and Connection.







Talent: The Talent program supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in order to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders.

Insight: The Insight program builds knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.

Connection: The Connection program realizes the potential of social sciences and humanities research for intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

Joint initiatives: Developed and funded by SSHRC and other organizations, joint initiatives support targeted research on pressing social, economic and cultural issues.

Access to Research Data Centres

The Canadian initiative on social statistics access to research data centres is a strategic joint initiative of SSHRC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to promote research and training in the application of social and health statistics using Statistics Canada data. The initiative is administered by the Canadian Research Data Centres Network.

Applications may be submitted at any time. Results will be announced approximately five to eight weeks after submission. 

Applicants must complete the application form in accordance with the accompanying instructions. 

The Access to Research Data Centres Program also offers an application type called Program of Research, which provides access to research data needed for large projects that have several subprojects on related themes. Researchers submit a proposal for the approval of the overall research program. Once the program is approved, researchers can submit an application for specific projects (project summary) that fall under the umbrella of the program of research.

For information about this program, visit the Statistics Canada website or contact: 

Mika Oehling
Program Officer
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
SSHRC 
Tel.: 613-992-4227 
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: mika.oehling@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Awards to Scholarly Publications Program
Through this program, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences supports books of advanced scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that make an important contribution to knowledge.
Belmont Forum
To enhance co-operation and co-ordination of global environmental change research.

While not offering additional or dedicated research funds, SSHRC invites Canadian researchers to develop proposals that involve their international colleagues and partners and to submit their applications through funding opportunities offered under SSHRC’s Insight and Connection programs. 

Apply via:

For more information, visit the Belmont Forum website or contact SSHRC at:

Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca 
Tel.: 613-943-1007
Centre for International Governance Innovation
SSHRC partners with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)'s International Law Research Program (ILRP) to support postdoctoral social sciences and humanities research and related activities, in the areas of international economic, intellectual property, environmental and/or Indigenous law. Doctoral students completing their SJD/PhD in law, and those who have completed such a degree in the last two years, may be eligible to be considered for a fellowship valued at up to $80,500 per year, to a maximum of 24 months. For more information, please visit the CIGI website.
College and Community Innovation Program
To increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises. The program supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer and adaptation, and adoption of new technologies.

The program is managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) in collaboration with SSHRC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

For more information, visit the NSERC website or contact:

Éric Bergeron Program Officer
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-996-1422
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: eric.bergeron@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship holders or candidates are invited to connect with the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) to explore the possibility of organizing a residency with one of CHCI’s member centers or institutes.

While not a source of additional or dedicated research funds, this collaboration with CHCI can help SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship holders strengthen their research and secure additional opportunities in research training and career development.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship holders or candidates may contact any prospective CHCI host organizations before submitting their postdoctoral application to SSHRC, or at any point after receiving notification that they have obtained a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

For more information, contact:

Sylvia K. Miller
Senior Program Manager
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Email: chci@duke.edu
Tel.: 919-668-7951

Department of National Defence research initiative

The Department of National Defence research initiative is a joint initiative between SSHRC and Defence Research and Development Canada, an agency of the Department of National Defence. The initiative supports social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to Defence Research and Development Canada’s research priorities. Interested researchers should develop proposals related to this focus and submit their applications through SSHRC’s Insight Grants or Insight Development Grants competitions.

Apply via:

For information about this program, visit Defence Research and Development Canada’s website or contact:

Adam Yake (Acting Senior Program Officer)
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-1504
Email: adam.yake@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca  

Societal Implications of Genomics Research
Societal Implications of Genomics Research is a joint initiative of SSHRC and Genome Canada. The initiative promotes social sciences and humanities research and related activities aimed at expanding understanding of the potential for new and emerging genomic innovations to profoundly affect society. Interested researchers should develop proposals related to this focus and submit their applications through funding opportunities offered under SSHRC’s Insight and Connection programs, or to relevant Knowledge Synthesis Grants competitions.

Apply via:

Sport Participation Research Initiative: Doctoral Supplements
To support policy-relevant research about participation in sport in Canada

Application deadline
For applicants registered at a Canadian postsecondary institution, the institution sets the deadline. For all other applicants, the deadline is November 4, 2016.
Sport Participation Research Initiative: Postdoctoral Supplements
To support policy-relevant research about participation in sport in Canada

Application deadline
September 21, 2016
Sport Participation Research Initiative: Research Grants
To support policy-relevant research about participation in sport in Canada

Application deadline
Insight Grants: October 15, 2015, for full application
T-AP Digging into Data Challenge

The Digging into Data Challenge has been funding cutting-edge digital research in the humanities and social sciences since 2009. Now under the auspices of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP), the program will support collaborative research teams from three continents: Europe (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom); North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States); and South America (Brazil and Argentina).

Applicants must submit the required participant list and a fully signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Applying before the competition deadline.

For more information, visit the Trans-Atlantic Platform website or contact:

Mika Oehling
Program Officer
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-4227
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: mika.oehling@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca



Application deadline
June 29, 2016
(Closed)