Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

November 07, 2014 12:00 ET

Government of Canada Investment Supports Development of Next Generation of Research Talent

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2014) - The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced an investment of $118 million to support Canada's most promising scholars and students in the fields of social sciences and humanities.

Awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), these fellowships and scholarships will support the development of tomorrow's research leaders at postsecondary institutions across the country. Nearly 2,500 master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships and scholarships will be supported by the Talent program, contributing to building the knowledge and talent essential for Canada in the 21st century's culture of innovation.

Quick Facts

  • Today's announcement includes funding for 183 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, 580 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships, 430 Doctoral Scholarships and 1,286 Master's Scholarships.
  • SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
  • SSHRC disburses nearly $340 million in funding annually to support more than 8,400 research projects.

Quotes

"Our government is committed to providing resources that maintain Canada's position as a world leader in research excellence. Support for talent and leadership development leads to discoveries, innovations and advanced skills that drive job creation and opportunities in the knowledge economy."

Ed Holder

Minister of State (Science and Technology)

"By investing in new and talented leaders through SSHRC scholarships and fellowships, Canada is well prepared to meet important future challenge areas. SSHRC-funded research enhances understanding of social, cultural, technological and economic issues that are critical to developing the next generation of leaders and to building a better future for Canada and the world."

Brent Herbert-Copley

Vice-President, Research Programs, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Contact Information

  • Scott French
    Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
    Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-943-6177

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    613-943-2502
    media-relations@ic.gc.ca

    Gurprasad Green
    Communications Advisor
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    613-944-1759
    gurprasad.green@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca