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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships 2019, UBC, Canada

The University of British Columbia


September 17, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships 2019, UBC, Canada


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.

Effective fall 2019, Canada’s three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) have now harmonized the Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) program. Please visit the new CGS-D Program page for the harmonized application process and timeline. Both the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and the CGS-D are offered through a single annual national competition. Applicants should refer to the online descriptions for each award to determine their eligibility to apply to and hold each award, as there are notable differences. Applicants eligible for both the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and the CGS-D will automatically be considered for both awards. Only one application is required for consideration of one or both awards.

Fall 2019 competition deadlines:

  • Application deadline (through The University of British Columbia): Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12 PM (PDT)
  • Graduate program nomination deadline (to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies): Friday, 11 October 2019 at 4 PM (PDT)


Complete eligibility criteria are available on SSHRC's funding opportunity page.

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must:

  • be enrolled in an eligible doctoral program that includes a significant, autonomous research component;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, as of the application deadline date;
  • have completed no more than 48 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by 31 December 2019;
  • not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or SSHRC;
  • submit only one doctoral award application in a given academic year to either SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC. Nominations to the Vanier CGS program do not count towards this limit.

Notes on completed months of study:

  • SSHRC considers all studies counted toward the doctoral degree for which funding is requested whether or not they were completed at the degree-granting institution.
  • The months of study completed are calculated starting from the date on which an applicant is officially registered in the doctoral degree program. This applies to applicants in regular, fast-track, joint, and direct-entry programs.

Note: Some eligibility requirements for the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships differ from those of the CGS-D.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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September 02, 2019


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