Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships
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 Fellowships 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 grants competitions.
Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than that which awarded the PhD. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.
SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.
To apply to this funding opportunity, the applicant must:
be a current doctoral student, or have earned a first doctorate from a recognized according to specific dates; not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position;
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 be applying in the same academic year to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships Program or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship funding opportunity; and
not have already received a postdoctoral award (including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship) from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR.
Applicants are eligible to apply to hold their award at a foreign university only if their PhD was earned at a Canadian university.