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 ]

The Storytellers

The Storytellers

The 2024 Storytellers Challenge will launch in November 2023. Stay tuned for more details closer to the launch!

How do I enter?

Must be a Canadian resident 19 years of age or older.

Must be enrolled at a Canadian postsecondary institution.

Create a video or audio clip of up to three minutes or a text or infographic of up to 300 words.

Submit original work featuring SSHRC-funded research carried out at the institution at which you are enrolled at the time of submission.

Feature your own research or a teacher’s (make sure you get permission).

The deadline to submit your story is Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

Quick Tips


Ask yourself: What is the most important information people need to know about this research?

Talk to all of us

Use common language. Avoid jargon. Use analogies and images from everyday life. Come up with a short, attention-grabbing title.

Make it relatable

People (including judges!) are interested in things that affect them personally. Show and tell how this research might matter to them.

Show and tell

Think of a gripping start to your entry that will grab attention in the first few seconds or words. Use compelling visuals wherever you can.

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