Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
SSHRC funding opportunities to faculty are available through two general programs: Insight and Connection. Under these headings, are the following grants: Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, and Connection Grants.
There are also various other programs, such as occasional Knowledge Synthesis Grants and other federal programs, such as the new mega-grants in the New Frontiers in Research Fund.
Of particular importance to developing feasible proposals are the following SSHRC and Tri-Agency (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR) policies and guidelines:
- Guidelines for Cash and In-Kind Contributions
- Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization
- Indigenous Research Statement of Principles
- Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration
- Tri-Agency Open-Access Policy on Publications
- Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
- Other policies
For more information on Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding, please see the SSHRC Funding website.
Please also note: researchers working on health issues should also look at funding programs at CIHR and NSHRF. Other external funding sources are listed at the end of the main External Funding Sources page.