Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Presentations

Information sessions for the 2018/19 SSHRC competitions may be found under the Tools and Reources tab.

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The Tri-council allocates CGS M awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. CGS M awards can only be offered to students pursing graduate studies at eligible Canadian universities, and the award must be held at the university that has made the offer.

Find out how to apply to hold a CGS M at the University of Guelph here.

SSHRC Doctoral Awards

Doctoral Fellowships

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000/year for 12 to 48 months (depending on eligibility). SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Canada Graduate Scholarships–Doctoral (CGSD)

SSHRC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Canada Graduate Scholarships for doctoral studies are valued at $35,000/year for 36 months. SSHRC CGSD awards are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

For more information regarding the University of Guelph application process and due dates, please visit the SSHRC Doctoral Awards page.

SSHRC Impact Awards–Talent Award​

The five annual SSHRC Impact Awards (Gold Medal, Talent Award, Insight Award, Connection Award, Partnership Award) recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization, and scholarship supported by SSHRC.

The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, at the nomination deadline, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship (including, but not limited to, a Canada Graduate Scholarship, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, or Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship). For more information regarding the application process and eligibility, please visit the SSHRC Talent Award​ page.​​​

Talent Award nomination packages are due to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) by March 1, 2017 for consideration by the OGPS Awards Committee.

Each institution may submit only one nomination for each Impact Award in each category in a given year. See previous SSHRC Impact Award winners.