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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarships

Types of scholarships:

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Master's Scholarships. Click here for program details.


Master's level scholarships are typically $17,500.


Any fourth year undergraduate student considering graduate studies and any current master's level student entering their second year of studies may apply.
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a degree program in a social science or humanities related field;
  • Have an A-minus (3.70/4.30) average or greater in EACH of the last two years of study; and
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

Visit the SSHRC website for further details on eligibility.

How to apply:
  1. Register and complete your application online.
  2. Submit a hard copy of the application and ALL supporting documents to:

Graduate Finance Assistant
Office of Graduate Studies
Campus Corners, Suite 1400

Deadline: Extended to December 17, 2012
Next steps:

All application files are accepted, reviewed and processed by the Office of Graduate Studies before submission to SSHRC.

A University Selection Committee is established, consisting of core faculty members that have not prepared a letter of reference for the applicant. This committee will review and rank all application files.


Students will be notified in late February by the Office of Graduate Studies if their application was submitted to SSHRC. The results of the competition are released by SSHRC in June. 

Please note: Scholarship applications for doctoral awards for SSHRC must be submitted directly to SSHRC. Visit for eligibility and submission deadlines.

Visit the new SSHRC Resource Centre, which offers students the following:

  • Help preparing and completing SSHRC applications;
  • Tips for preparing successful master's or doctoral applications;
  • Frequently asked questions about the application process; and
  • Checklists to help students finalize their applications for submission.