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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.

SSHRC funding opportunities are available through three programs: Talent, Insight and Connection.

Funding opportunities

For the most up-to-date information on all funding opportunities, see the SSHRC webpage funding search tool.

All applicants are invited to consider addressing in their research proposal one or more of the 16 future global challenges identified under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future.

SSHRC, in alignment with its Indigenous Research Statement of Principles, also welcomes applications involving Indigenous research. Interested applicants are invited to visit the Indigenous Research web page for more information.

For individuals or teams

SSHRC provides funding for research carried out by individual scholars and teams of researchers.

For postdoctoral researchers

For formal partnerships

SSHRC provides funding for research, research training and knowledge mobilization carried out by new and existing formal partnerships.



The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports excellence across all four pillars of health research: biomedicalclinicalhealth systems services; and population health.

Funding opportunities

CIHR accepts applications for funding support that fall within its mandate, subject to agency policies and the specific requirements of the applicable funding opportunity.

Project Grant Program

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from:

  • new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry; or,
  • knowledge translation approaches.

For more information, please see the list of current funding opportunities.


New Frontiers in Research FunD (NFRF)

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) supports world-leading interdisciplinary, international, high-risk / high-reward, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research. About the NFRF

Funding streams

The NFRF has three streams that each support specific goals, and the flexibility to launch special calls:


Exploration generates opportunities for Canadians to conduct innovative high-risk / high-reward interdisciplinary research.

The International stream enhances opportunities for Canadian researchers to partner on international projects.

Transformation provides large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research.

Special calls are targeted to support emerging research as needed.