Update: SSHRC Online System

We are pleased to announce the application system is now back online for all active funding opportunities except for the SSHRC Doctoral Awards. In accordance with the Service Standards for SSHRC Online Systems, the deadline for the Insight Grants competition has been extended to Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

The SSHRC Doctoral Awards competition portal continues to be offline until system updates can be made. We anticipate the Doctoral Awards competition portal will be live on October 5. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

[ Updated: 2023-09-28 ]

Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee broadened

Inaugural year results demonstrate value of pilot

In the spring of 2021, the three federal research funding agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)— launched the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee as a one-year pilot program. This was an effort to build on the agencies’ world-class peer review processes and commitment to support interdisciplinary research, by bringing together researchers with expertise from across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health sciences to review proposals for interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research projects.

Researchers applying to the SSHRC Insight Grants 2022 competition, the CIHR Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Project Grant competitions and the NSERC Discovery Horizons 2022 competition were able to direct their applications to this pilot committee for review.

SSHRC is now pleased to announce that a fifth funding opportunity has been added to the program. Researchers applying to the SSHRC Insight Development Grants 2023 competition may now also direct their proposals to the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee for review.

In addition, after a successful inaugural year, the agencies announced on May 12, 2022, that the pilot will be extended for a second year.

Some of the projects funded through this novel approach in its inaugural year are a SSHRC Insight Grant project that explores using artificial intelligence methods for financial markets; an NSERC Discovery Horizons grant project that incorporates Indigenous Knowledge, western science and inputs from water, land, air and other living entities for aquatics management; and a CIHR Project Grant project to develop integrated and inclusive concussion assessment for youth.

Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee inaugural year facts and figures

Find more information, including eligibility and how to apply, on the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee webpage.

Projects funded to date through the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee

SSHRC Insight Grants:

NSERC Discovery Horizons:

CIHR Project Grant:


For more information, contact:

Email: research@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861

Email: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Toll-free: 1-888-603-4178

Email: horizons@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861

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