Congratulations to the 2020 SSHRC Recipients!

29 July 2020

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects of up to two years that are proposed by individuals or teams.

Jairan Gahan: Morality on Trial: Prostitution in Tehran, 1911-1955


SSHRC Insight Grant

Support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years and provides stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge.

Sean Gouglas: The First Three Years

Dominik Wujastyk: The Textual and Cultural History of Medicine in South Asia Based on Newly-discovered Manuscript


SSHRC Connection Grant

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects. 

Jaymie Heilman: Hostile Terrain: Canada and the Refugee Crisis on the US-Mexico Border. Announced in February, 2020.

Dominik Wujastyk: Greater Magadha - Evaluation and Retrospective. Announced in February, 2020.


SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment. 

Steven Langlois

Autumn Reinhardt Simpson


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

The 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.

Samantha Blais

Ian Miller


SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. 

Brayden Hirsch