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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Awards

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) 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 social sciences and humanities.

$35,000 for Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)
$20,000 for Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS)

Internal Deadline: October 29, 2018

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Must be applying for support for first PhD;
  • Must be pursuing doctoral studies; and
  • Must not have previously received a doctoral level award from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR.

You can only apply online via the SSHRC website, external link. SSHRC provides a number of online resources to support and guide you through the application process. We highly recommend:

Hard copy applications should be submitted directly to your Program Administrator. There will be an internal ranking at the department level before submitting to YSGS for the internal selection committee review. Once applications are reviewed, top candidates will be chosen for nomination to the external SSHRC national competition. 

Students are notified of the internal decision by letter from the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, shortly after the competition closes. SSHRC announces final selection results to applicants in May.

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