Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the Canadian federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Funding opportunities

For more information on SSHRC funding opportunities, see the Research and Innovation (R+I) Funding Opportunities Database, or search via SSHRC's funding search engine.

Our services

R+I provides a wide range of services and resources to support applications from McGill researchers to SSHRC, such as application guides, workshops, a lending library of successful applications, and grant review services.

To access our resources and for questions on SSHRC funding opportunities, please contact jennifer.callaghan [at] (Jennifer Callaghan), Grants Administrator.

Applying for SSHRC Funding

  • Application systems (forms and instructions): 

SSHRC Web Form System (AKA “SSHRC System”): for Insight Grants, Connection Grants, Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Partnership Engage Grants. The Web-based CV must also be completed through this system.

SSHRC Research Portal (AKA “Research Portal”): Insight Development Grants. The Canadian Common CV must be completed separately and then linked to the application form. Click here for instructions on completing, submitting and uploading the SSHRC CCV.

  • Online submission process: Upon submission in either system, the application comes to OSR for review. The OSR Officer will either return the application to you for editing, or forward the application to SSHRC after receipt of a completed OSR checklist.
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