Application deadline: September 15, 2021 (8 p.m. eastern)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program.
These fellowships 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 purpose of these fellowships is to provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:
- undertaking original research;
- publishing research findings;
- developing and expanding personal research networks;
- broadening their teaching experience;
- preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia; and
- preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.
Joint initiatives and supplements
SSHRC offers supplementary funding to support scholarship and fellowship award holders, some of which is offered through 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 SSHRC’s strategic objectives and mandate, inform decision-makers, and, in certain cases, address specific needs of its partners.
Learn more about joint initiatives.
For a complete list of available supplements and joint initiatives, consult SSHRC’s funding search tool.
Unless otherwise indicated, there is no separate application process for most initiatives and supplements. However, candidates must indicate that they wish to be considered for an initiative or a supplement, and explain why, in their application form.
Future Challenge Areas
SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s 16 future global challenges and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal. This is not an evaluation criterion for merit review and does not offer additional or dedicated research funds for this funding opportunity.
Value and duration
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year over one or two years, up to a total of $90,000.
These are taxable, non-renewable fellowships that can begin on the first of any month between May 2022 and January 2023.