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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships to Canada Scholars to Conduct
Research in the Humanities or Social Sciences

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Deadline Date:

09/16/20 8:00 PM ET

Description:

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Fellowships to Canada scholars affiliated with a research institution or university to conduct research in the humanities or social sciences. Requests will be accepted from fellows who have recently graduated from a PhD program and are engaged in original research studies, publication of results, research network expansion, and other related activities.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Fellowships are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program. (See Talent Program in Pre-Application Information below.)

Applicants must engage in full-time postdoctoral research for the period of the award.

The purpose of these fellowships is to provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:

- Undertaking original research;
- Publishing research findings;
- Developing and expanding personal research networks;
- Broadening their teaching experience;
- Preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia; and
- Preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation. (For a definition of these terms, see https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/definitions-eng.aspx.)

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s16 future global challenges and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174305

Estimated Size of Grant:

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year over one or two years, up to a total of $90,000.

Term of Contract:

Fellowships may cover one or two years. These are taxable, non-renewable fellowships that may begin on the first of any month between May 2021 and January 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply to this funding opportunity, the applicant must:

- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by the application deadline);
- Not hold a permanent faculty position or a faculty position leading to permanency;
- Have finalized arrangements for affiliation with a recognized university or research institution;
- Have applied not more than twice before to the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships funding opportunity;
- Not have already received a postdoctoral award (including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship) from SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); and
- Not be applying in the 2020-21 academic year to the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program or the CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship funding opportunity.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree before taking up the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. (Applicants who do not complete all requirements for their doctoral degree by December 31, 2021, may have their offer of an award withdrawn.) Requests will not be accepted from applicants whose date of completion of their doctorate was prior to September 2015. Please note that the research proposed in a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship application must be significantly different and distinct from, or add significantly to, that related to the applicant’s doctoral thesis.

Among its measures intended to support research by and with Indigenous peoples, SSHRC’s Indigenous Talent Measures are aimed at supporting graduate students and postdoctoral researchers applying for the Fellowships.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Foreign Tenure:

- Applicants are eligible to apply to hold their award at a foreign university only if their PhD was earned at a Canadian university.
- Applicants with a PhD from a foreign university are eligible to apply only if they wish to hold their award at a Canadian university.

All applicants and fellowship holders must comply with the Regulations Governing Fellowship and Scholarship Applications and with the regulations set out in the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide.

Federal government employees require prior approval from SSHRC to be eligible to hold a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Projects whose primary objective is adapting a doctoral thesis for publication in a book or manuscript, editing textbooks, translation, or acquiring a foreign language are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity.

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logon.jsp?lang=en_CA

For more information, contact:

fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Tel.: 613-943-7777

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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