This page is for tracking SSHRC awards to be held during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Full Postdoc Description

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 Fellowship proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:

undertaking original research;
publishing research findings;
developing and expanding personal research networks;
broadening their teaching experience;
preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia; and
preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions.

Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than that which awarded the PhD. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Value: $40,500 per year

Duration: 12 or 24 months

Application deadline: (8 p.m. eastern) September 20, 2017

Results announced: February 2018


Stats Edit

Applying as an ABD: 10

Applying with a PhD (0-1 years out): 5

Applying with a PhD (2-3 years out): 1

Total: 16

Applying to hold at a Canadian institution: 13

Applying to hold at a non-Canadian institution: 3

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SEE ALSO: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18

Acknowledgement of application received Edit

  • Submitted September 20th, confirmation email received October 10th (x5)

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Results received (successful) Edit

FORMAT: Score. Discipline. Selection Committee (eg, 3/7563, 6/7566). Location: (eg, Canada, US). Status: (eg, ABD, 1yr, 2yr). Qualifications: (eg, pubs, presentations).

Results received (unsuccessful) Edit

FORMAT: Score. Discipline. Selection Committee (eg, 3/7563, 6/7566). Location: (eg, Canada, US). Status: (eg, ABD, 1yr, 2yr). Qualifications: (eg, pubs, presentations).


  • I'm just wondering... if others log into their SSHRC accounts, is there currently "nothing to display" underneath their list of Applications? I did receive a SSHRC email confirmation of my submission, I guess I'm just experiencing boredom/impatience-turned-to-paranoia. 
  • Same for me (got the email, that's what my online account looks like currently). 
  • Nothing to be paranoid about. SSHRC applications disappear from your account shortly after they've been submitted and processed. Also, as a current SSHRC postdoc (waiting to hear about a Banting fellowship), my advice from experience would be to not expect any results until the end of the month. 
  • Last year they didn't put them in the mail until the last day of February so don't expect anything any time soon!
  • Banting results available on as of Feb 8, 2018. 
  • Okay the waiting sucks a lot.
    • I too was waitlisted for a Banting. I do not have hope, and it is liberating. This, along with more job searches moving ahead without me, going into 3yrs out of my PhD, might be the rejection I need to finally say goodbye to this crazy game.  Edit: Whoops, I read that wrong... 
  • But at least, we still have hope...Don't know if I'll be able to bear my broken dreams again this year...
  • I know that the letters won't get sent out until the end of the month and yet I still check the SSHRC Twitter just in case. And then I remember that thing about insanity being defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result... Anyway, just a couple more weeks of this waiting torture. 
  • Doing playdough with my 3-year-old...For the moment, it's really the best I can do in terms of intellectual challenge.
  • I had a dream last night that I received a notice with 6's and 5's as scores, written in in pencil, but no legend to say what the scores meant or were out of, and a box that said "DECISION: ___" that was empty. Ugh.
  • Any rumors yet?
  • This Grad Cafe forum reinforces that they didn't send out results until March 1st last year: