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SSHRC announces changes to Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is launching the 2014-2015 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships competition.

Postdoctoral Fellowship awards strengthen and promote connections and collaboration in research and talent development. The funding opportunity’s goal is to support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.

The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2014-2015 competition is October 2, 2013.

New for the 2014-2015 competition

Applicants should be aware that as of the 2014-2015 competition, SSHRC’s Postdoctoral Fellowships will undergo the following changes:

  1. Postdoctoral Fellowships awards will increase from $38,000 per year to $40,500 per year for up to two years, while provision for a separate research allowance will no longer be offered.
  2. Applicants will be eligible to apply up to two years after completion of a PhD (instead of the previous three-year window).
  3. Applicants who have previously held a postdoctoral award from SSHRC, CIHR, or NSERC, including a Banting postdoctoral fellowship, will no longer be eligible to apply.
  4. Postdoctoral Fellowships evaluation criteria will align with other SSHRC grants, which assess proposals based on three main criteria: challenge, feasibility and capability.