Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

NEW for 2019 - Canada’s three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have been working together to harmonize the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) Program. This exercise is driven by the desire to remove barriers, have consistent processes across the three agencies and to simplify the application and adjudication processes. In the first phase of the CGS D harmonization included a new common CGS D landing page, as well as a harmonized timeline and program description. 

Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program (Joseph-Armand Bombardier) (CGS D) and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.


CGS D — Joseph-Armand Bombardier : $35,000 per year; SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship: $20,000 per year.


The University of Ottawa has extended the application deadline until Wednesday, October 23, 8 p.m.

Important notice

Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both a CGS D scholarship and an agency doctoral award. CGS D scholarships are offered to top-ranked eligible applicants.

Please consult the description and application criteria for each of the scholarship (CGS D — Joseph-Armand Bombardier and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship) since there are differences.  

The application form is completed and submitted online via SSHRC's website.


The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program (CGS D)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

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