The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its Talent, Insight and Connection programs, and through partnerships and collaborations, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world. SSHRC also oversees the delivery of a number of tri-agency programs, including the Canada Research Chairs and other research chairs programs, and the New Frontiers in Research Fund, which supports international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research.
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Learn more about our mandate and what we do.
The executive team provides leadership and decision-making for SSHRC’s strategic direction.
SSHRC is governed by a council that is appointed by the federal government.
Learn more about the collaborative efforts between Canada’s federal research funding agencies on programs, policies and more.
See the full list of SSHRC’s policies, regulations and guidelines for applicants, merit reviewers and more.
Learn more about SSHRC’s service standards for the timely delivery of its funding opportunities.
Check out SSHRC’s suite of partnership funding opportunities and learn more on how to apply.
Do you receive SSHRC funding? Here are guidelines on how to use SSHRC’s signature and acknowledge SSHRC funding.
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