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, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Statistics Canada to promote research and training in the application of social statistics.

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.

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

Mika Oehling (Program Officer)
Partnerships Portfolio
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-4227
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: mika.oehling@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Access to Research Data Centres—Program of Research
The Canadian initiative on social statistics access to research data centres is a strategic joint initiative of SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Statistics Canada to promote research and training in the application of social statistics.

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

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.

For information about this program, visit the application process and guidelines on the Statistics Canada website or contact:

Mika Oehling (Program Officer)
Partnerships Portfolio
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-4227
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: mika.oehling@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Aid to Scholarly Publications
For complete details, please contact:
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme
300-275 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2L6
Tel.: 613-238-6112, ext. 350
Email: secaspp@fedcan.ca
Automotive Partnership Canada
Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) will provide $145 million in research funding over 5 years to support significant, collaborative research and development activities that will benefit the entire Canadian automotive industry.

This initiative is a partnership between five federal research and granting agencies, including SSHRC. Interested applicants and companies should start by contacting APC's Project Office in Mississauga, Ontario.
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.

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

Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Tel.: 613-943-1007
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)
Partnerships Portfolio
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

Digging into Data Challenge
The Digging into Data Challenge is sponsored by 10 leading funders from four countries, including: SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (United States), the National Endowment for the Humanities (United States), and the National Science Foundation (United States), the Joint Information Systems Committee (United Kingdom), the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (United Kingdom), and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in collaboration with The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) (Netherlands).

Terms and conditions of applying

For more details, please visit the Digging into Data Challenge website or contact:

Crystal Sissons
Program Officer
Partnerships Portfolio
SSHRC
Tel.: 613-947-4539
Fax: 613-947-0223
Email: crystal.sissons@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Kanishka Project
To support research on pressing questions for Canada related to terrorism and counter-terrorism. For complete details, visit the Public Safety Canada website or contact:

SSHRC
Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Tel.: 613-943-1007

Public Safety Canada
Email: Kanishka@ps-sp.gc.ca
Tel.: 613-990-2611


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