Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

We are a federal institution that is part of the Industry Canada portfolio and works with its partners

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Our services and information

Our research

SSHRC funds research about people and the issues that touch our lives every day. Learn more about the innovative solutions to real-life problems.

Talent program

The Talent program promotes the acquisition of research skills, and assists in the training of highly qualified personnel in the social sciences and humanities.

Insight program

The Insight program aims to deepen, widen and increase our collective understanding of individuals and societies, as well as to inform the search for solutions to societal challenges.

Connection program

The Connection program aims to support knowledge mobilization activities as an important element of publicly engaged scholarship, and as a means of strengthening research agendas.


SSHRC-funded partnerships offer exciting and innovative ways for you, your colleagues and partner organizations to tackle a wide range of challenges in the past and present.

All of our services and information

What we are doing


Imagining Canada’s future

Find out how SSHRC is helping Canada to anticipate the challenges ahead.

The storytellers

Your challenge? In three minutes or 300 words, tell Canadians about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your institution.

Impact Awards

Every year SSHRC recognizes the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship.

Corporate information

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