Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Note: Researchers must follow their unit’s new electronic grant submission process.

All grant applications must be accompanied by a Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF) and must follow the ORS deadlines as posted in the ORS Funding Opportunities Database.

As a reminder, for larger, complex grant applications such as project grants, the ORS deadline is 10 working days in advance of the SSHRC deadline.

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


What's New
SSHRC Updates related to COVID-19
Recent News and Announcements
Imagining Canada's Future


Grant Information
For individuals or teams, SSHRC provides funding for research carried out by individual scholars and teams of researchers.
Insight Development Grants
Insight Grants
Connection Grants

For formal partnerships, SSHRC provides funding for research, research training and knowledge mobilization carried out by new and existing formal partnerships.
Partnership Engage Grants
Partnership Development Grants
Partnership Grants 

Joint initiatives
SSHRC collaborates with organizations from across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors to support and promote training, research and connection activities in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC’s joint initiatives are designed to reflect its strategic objectives and mandate, inform decision-makers, and, in certain cases, address specific needs of SSHRC partners.
Learn more about joint initiatives.
For a complete list of available joint initiatives, consult SSHRC’s funding search tool.

Interagency Collaboration
SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are working to better co-ordinate our programs, activities and policies. This collaboration reflects the federal research funding agencies’ commitment to our shared principles on what constitutes research excellence, as well as on the growing importance of interdisciplinary research.

New Frontiers in Research
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee designed the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) following a comprehensive national consultation, which involved Canadian researchers, research administrators, stakeholders and the public. NFRF is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, which is housed within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), on behalf of Canada’s three research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and SSHRC.

Helpful Guidelines
Guidelines for Cash and In-Kind Contributions
Guidelines for the Merit Review of Indigenous Research
Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization
Guidelines for Effective Research Training
Guidelines for Support of Tools for Research and Related Activities
Open Access
Research Data Archiving Policy
Subject Matter Eligibility
Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide
Research Creation
Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research


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


UM Funding Database

SSHRC Publications

The Journey of a SSHRC Application

Canadian Common CV (CCV)



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