SSHRC acknowledges that the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19
pandemic may hinder the ability of some applicants to access official and up-to-date
versions of their transcripts in advance of the deadline date, particularly at institutions
which do not currently provide official electronic versions of these documents. As
such, for the fall 2020 competition, SSHRC will not completely reject
applications that include unofficial transcripts in lieu of official transcripts.

Applicants and SLOs should be aware of the following:
• electronic transcripts provided by an institution’s registrar’s office are
considered by SSHRC to be official transcripts. Applicants should check with
their institution (s) to verify whether this option is available to them prior to
submitting an application.
• while applications containing unofficial transcripts will be accepted, applicants
should note that submission of an application will continue to serve as a normal

Please note this chart that refers to the number of hours you can work in order to be eligible.

Master’s Students

Master’s students submit a common application form for all three Tri-council agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR). You will want to watch this video on instructons on how to complete a reference assessment form.

Value

$17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable

Deadline

Online master’s applications must be submitted by December 1.

Eligibility and Application Details

The latest information is available on the Tri-Agency website. You must have at least an A- average to apply. Please note that Carleton University students who hold a SSHRC award are permitted to work a maximum of 520 hours during their award period.  If you begin your award:

  • in the summer term, your 520 hours are from May 1-April 30.
  • in the fall term, September 1 – August 31.
  • in the winter term, January 1 – December 31.
  • If you hold a multi-year award, your hours will begin at the beginning of a new award cycle

PhD Students

SSHRC grant and fellowship programs allow graduate students to develop expertise in a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities while targeting research to specific objectives. If you are uncertain about whether to send your application to SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR, please visit this website.  If you would like a ruling from SSHRC, you can email scholfin@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

PhD students applying for a SSHRC award, please click here for more information about your status, support at different stages of your degree, and the competition process.

Value

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarships: $35,000 per year

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $20,000 per year

Deadline

Oct 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year (submit through the SSHRC online portal). Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit.

Program Eligibility

SSHRC scholarships are available only to programs of study that include significant research training. This normally involves:

  • demonstrating the ability to conduct original research by the completion of a thesis, major research paper or project
  • completing coursework in research methods and/or statistics appropriate for the discipline or field of study
  • acquiring sufficient knowledge and experience to assess and interpret research and statistics in the field

Candidate Eligibility

You may be eligible for a SSHRC award if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are not under SSHRC sanction for financial or research misconduct
  • have achieved an A- average, as determined by Carleton, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent
  • are not applying in the same academic year to NSERC or CIHR

For full eligibility requirements, please visit the SSHRC website.

Eligibility – Maximum Hours of Work for SSHRC Award Holders

Carleton University students who hold a SSHRC award are permitted to work a maximum of 520 hours during their award period.  If you begin your award:

  • in the summer term, your 520 hours are from May 1-April 30.
  • in the fall term, September 1 – August 31.
  • in the winter term, January 1 – December 31.
  • If you hold a multi-year award, your hours will begin at the beginning of a new award cycle

Additional Information:

More information about how to fill in an application form is available here on the SSHRC website.

Doctoral Student Annual Progress Reports

Any student who holds a SSHRC multi-year award at the doctoral level must fill out an annual progress report in order to receive the next three terms of the award.

When completing the report form, please note your student number on the form.

These reports need to be submitted each year as per the following schedule:

  • April 1 – May anniversaries
  • July 1 – September anniversaries
  • December 1 – January anniversaries

Completed Progress Forms and questions can be directed to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (512 Tory Building).