SSHRC Doctoral

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (November 13, 2018)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amount: 20,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and the J.-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships programs aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly-qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.

Most SSHRC funding is awarded through open competitions. Proposals may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. Please see Subject Matter Eligibility for more information.


  • Internal Deadline: Nov. 13


  • J.-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships are valued at $35,000 per annum for 36 month
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000 per annum for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months


  • Students currently registered at the University of Lethbridge must apply through the University of Lethbridge
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to have their applications read and critiqued by faculty members and other students
  • The applicant should request that official transcript(s) of their entire academic record (including transfer credit grades) be sent to the Graduate Advisor in the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Up-to-date official transcript(s) should be requested from the Registrar's Office at each institution, as University of Lethbridge official transcripts DO NOT show the grades for transfer credit

Application Instructions:

  • Application Procedure can be found on SSHRC website. Completed applications without the Dept Appraisal is submited to SGS Graduate Awards Advisor. The Award Advisor will obtain the Dept. Appraisals.

Citizens or permanent residents of Canada;

  • Applying for support to pursue their first PhD (or equivalent)
  • Be pursing doctoral studies (or a combined MA/PhD) in the social sciences and humanities
  • Not have already received a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral degree or combined MA/PhD
  • Not be applying in the current academic year to NSERC or CIHR
  • Not be pursing a degree program that combines an undergraduate and graduate degree

On the proposed start date of the award, applicants must

  • Be registered as full-time students, undertaking or continuing a doctoral program (or a combined MA/PhD program) in the social sciences or humanities
  • Not have exceeded the allowable number of months already spent in doctoral study