Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Note:  Completed application and fully signed FAAF form must be submitted to ORS prior to the internal deadline. These deadlines can be found in the Upcoming Major Funding Opportunities database located at:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

Future Challenge Areas

In June 2013, SSHRC’s governing council endorsed six future challenge areas. Each challenge area includes a range of possible—yet not exclusive—issues and subquestions that may also be addressed.  The six challenge areas have been integrated within SSHRC’s grants programs, to encourage and promote research, talent development, and the mobilization of knowledge in focussed challenge areas, complementing SSHRC’s support of these activities across all research areas.

  1. What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?
  2. What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage?
  3. How are the experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada essential to building a successful shared future?
  4. What might the implications of global peak population be for Canada?
  5. How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?
  6. What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?

SSHRC Partnership Strategy

  • SSHRC is committed to supporting partnerships that create knowledge, share understanding and produce the insight Canada needs to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Helpful Guidelines

Workshops and Presentations:

        All other workshops and presentations

For more information on SSHRC funding opportunities or if you are planning to apply to a SSHRC funding opportunity, contact:

Barbara R. Hewitt
Research Grants Officer (SSHRC & Misc)
Tel: (204) 474-8390


Refer to agency and ORS internal deadlines posted in the Upcoming Major Funding Opportunities database located at: