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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGSD) $35,000

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship - $20,000

SSHRC provides doctoral scholarships to students pursuing a doctoral degree in social sciences, humanities and related fields such as fine arts, law, education etc.  To apply you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. 

Students currently registered at UVic, on an approved leave from UVic or who were registered in a degree program at UVic in this calendar year (Jan – Dec 2020) must be nominated by UVic and therefore are required to participate in the UVic internal adjudication process.


up to $35,000

Application deadline

2023 UVic internal deadline TBD

Are you eligible?

SSHRC CGSD Eligibility  SSHRC Fellowship Eligibility.

How to apply

To be considered for SSHRC doctoral scholarships complete the application in the SSHRC online system by Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  You only need to complete the application once to be considered for both scholarships. 

Transcripts that include transfer credits from another institution, ensure that that the original transcript with grades shown (and legend) are required. It is your responsiblity to ensure that all transcripts are uploaded by the required deadline. After submission your application will be checked to be sure it is correct and complete and you will be contacted by email to advise you of any required changes if necessary.  Applications are reviewed by your academic unit and then scored by the UVic SSHRC Selection Committee.

All applicants will be notified in late November to let you know if your application has been chosen by UVic.

Read both the application instructions and the application procedures carefully before beginning your application (for SSHRC you have to create a login account to access the instructions).

Application help

Kathy McCarthy, UVic Scholarship Officer is available to help you apply for SSHRC doctoral funding including:

  • SSHRC coaches, Dr. James Rowe ( and Dr. Eva Baboula ( will be available to work with students and provide feed back and tips on the research portion of their application

SSHRC workshop:

Email your questions to Kathy at or schedule a meeting to discuss your application.