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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is an arm's-length federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a 22-member Council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

NOTE: SSHRC is in the process of reorganizing its funding programs. For details on the SSHRC Renewed Program Architecture, click here.

As part of this process, SSHRC recently announced the first round of formal reorganization. Two new programs, Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants, will replace the CURA, MCRI, Strategic Knowledge Clusters, and Knowledge Impact in Society Grants. The call for proposals may be found at:

For Partnership Development Grants, click here.

For Partnership Grants, click here.

Changes to other SSHRC programs will be phased in over the next two years.