SSHRC Impact Awards (Talent)

The Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship award holder. The Talent Award is awarded to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector.

Value & Duration

$50,000 - one time


February 15, 2021

Departmental Quotas

Each institution may submit only one nomination. Units may submit only one nomination to GPS, this is a very competitive award and therefore only truly exceptional students that meet the criteria outlined by SSHRC should be nominated.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Applicable to

Doctoral or Postdoctoral scholars currently holding a SSHRC fellowship or scholarship as of 01 April 2021

For more information please consult the SSHRC website  

Required Documents, Tools & Resources 

Talent Award nominees and recipients must comply with the Regulations Governing Fellowship and Scholarship Applications and the appropriate award holder’s guide, or the Regulations Governing Grant Applications and the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide, as appropriate.

For more information please contact Graduatefunding.gps [at] (subject: SSHRC%20Impact%20Awards) (GPS).

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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