The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its Research training and talent development, Insight research and Research partnerships 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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Services and information

Our mandate

Learn more about our mandate and what we do.

Executive team

The executive team provides leadership and decision-making for SSHRC’s strategic direction.

Organizational structure

SSHRC is governed by a council that is appointed by the federal government.

Interagency collaboration

Learn more about the collaborative efforts between Canada’s federal research funding agencies on programs, policies and more.

Policies, regulations and guidelines

See the full list of SSHRC’s policies, regulations and guidelines for applicants, merit reviewers and more.

Service standards

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.

Acknowledging SSHRC support

Do you receive SSHRC funding? Here are guidelines on how to use SSHRC’s signature and acknowledge SSHRC funding.

What we are doing


Connecting research with Canadians

What is SSHRC and what does it do? Watch this video to learn more.

Jobs at SSHRC

Join SSHRC’s team and make a lasting impact! See the current opportunities.

President’s desk
Ted Hewitt

See the latest op-eds, articles and more from SSHRC’s president.

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