Achievement reports

All recipients of SSHRC funding must report on how they have used grant funds, and on the outcomes and impact of their research. They must do so by submitting an achievement or final research report.

The information collected through these reports is of great value to SSHRC. It is a vital input to future planning and strategy setting, and helps SSHRC to:

  • promote social sciences and humanities research, and show how it contributes to a better future for Canada and the world;
  • demonstrate the impact and outcomes of the research it funds, and how the findings from this research are used to improve our quality of life, enrich cultural expression, and drive prosperity, equity and sustainability through innovation;
  • monitor the performance of its funding opportunities;
  • report to government; and
  • provide input for decision-making on and the evaluation of funding opportunities.

Consult your Notice of Decision for a complete list of reporting requirements.

SSHRC is gradually replacing the existing final research report and activity report with a more concise, user-friendly achievement report. Currently, there are new reports available for the funding opportunities listed below. Recipients of other funding must continue to use the final research report.

Partnership Achievement Report
Partner Report
Insight Achievement Report
(For Insight Development Grant recipients)
Connection Achievement Report
Final research report for all other grant recipients  

Important notes:

  • The achievement reports are in survey format and are available on a secure web platform.
  • Preview the questions before beginning the report to ensure that you have all relevant information available.
  • Refer to the Privacy Notice for details on how SSHRC collects, uses and discloses personal information.

Due date for submitting reports

Achievement and final research reports must be submitted six months after the end of the grant period, inclusive of any extension. Consult this chart on extensions to determine whether a grant will automatically be extended for a year, or an extension must be requested.

Recipients who do not meet this deadline will be ineligible for future grants or awards until the outstanding report has been submitted.


Questions about the Partnership Achievement Report

Tel.: 613-943-1007

Questions about the Insight Achievement Report

Tel.: 613-996-6976

Questions about the Connection Achievement Report

Tel.: 613-943-1007

Technical inquiries

Tel.: 613-995-4273