SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (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 are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program. For complete details visit SSHRC's website.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year over one or two years, up to a total of $90,000 (taxable, non-renewable). 

This is a direct application in which applicants submit their application to SSHRC. There is no university internal application/adjudication process, however effective April 1, 2022, new postdoctoral fellow recipients will be paid through the UofA. Postdoctoral fellows holding their awards outside of Canada will continue to be paid directly by the agencies. Contact FGSR Award Services at for information regarding payment through the university.

Refer to SSHRC's website for complete details on eligibility and the application process.

External Deadline: September 13, 2023 (8 p.m. eastern)