The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully focus on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields, and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.
SSHRC offers supplementary funding to 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
To be eligible to apply, an applicant must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), as of the application deadline;
- not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research coincil(NSERC) or SSHRC;
- not have submitted more than one scholarship or fellowship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (Should more than one application be submitted, the eligible application submitted first chronologically will be retained; nominations to the Vanier CGS program
- do not count toward this limit—see SSHRC’s regulations on multiple applicationsand on holding multiple awards for more information.); and
- have completed no more than 48 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by December 31 of the calendar year of application.
For applicants registered in a master’s program and then transferred to a doctoral program (fast-track), the months of study completed are calculated starting from the date on which the applicant transfers into the doctoral program.
For applicants registered in a joint program, and a master’s degree is obtained as part of the program (e.g., MA/PhD), the months of study are calculated starting from the date on which an applicant is officially registered in the joint program (including the master’s portion of the program).
For applicants registered in a doctoral program directly from an undergraduate program (i.e., never enrolled in a graduate program), the months of study completed are calculated starting from the date on which they begin the doctoral program. These applicants, however, could be eligible to apply to the Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master’s Program (CGS M) for their first year of doctoral funding. Eligible applicants who apply for a CGS M could maximize the period for which they receive funding. Applicants are responsible for choosing the type of award for which they apply.
Program of study
An eligible doctoral program must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit. This component must be merit/expert reviewed at the institutional level as a requirement for completing the program.
Joint programs with a professional degree (e.g., MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD, MBA/PhD), as well as clinically oriented programs of study including clinical psychology, are eligible if they have a significant autonomous research component as described above.
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