COVID-19: Impact on SSHRC programs, experts database and perspectives from our community.
Tri-agency funding programs
SSHRC jointly administers many funding programs with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
Applicants to any of SSHRC’s grants, fellowships or scholarships may also collaborate with researchers working in fields other than the social sciences and humanities.
Support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
This fellowship supports Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth.
Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral Program
This program supports students engaged in doctoral studies in all academic disciplines.
Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master’s Program
This program supports students engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program
This program supports Canadian graduate students build global linkages and international networks through exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
This scholarship supports Canadian and international students undertaking doctoral studies at Canadian universities.
Support for researchers
Collaborative Health Research Projects
This initiative supports focused, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects in any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences.
New Frontiers in Research Fund
This program funds international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. Its three streams support ground-breaking research: Exploration, Transformation and International.
Support for institutions
Canada 150 Research Chairs Program
This program provides Canadian institutions with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers to Canada.
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program
This program awards Canadian universities up to $10 million over seven years to support world‑renowned researchers and their teams in establishing ambitious research programs.
Canada First Research Excellence Fund
This program supports competitively selected Canadian postsecondary institutions to become world-leading research centres.
Canada Research Chairs Program
This program invests up to $295 million per year to help Canadian postsecondary institutions attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
College and Community Innovation Program
This program supports applied research and collaborations that enable commercialization, the adoption of new technologies, and technology transfer and adaptation.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant
This program will help Canadian postsecondary institutions advance equity, diversity and inclusion policies, plans and training.
Research Support Fund
This program helps Canadian postsecondary institutions cover the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment.
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