The Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. 

Below are some of the most common SSHRC funding programs. For all other programs, please see the SSHRC website for program descriptions, as well as the U of T Research Funding Opportunities Database for internal deadlines and additional instructions.

To encourage faculty to apply for these grants, UTM offers a number of supports and resources.

Insight research program

Research partnerships program

For individuals and teams​​​​​​

For formal partnerships


Supports and Resources

For support, inquiries, or more information about any of these opportunities, please contact the UTM OVPRI at Our Strategic Research Development Officers are available to support researchers with resources and assistance related to proposal development, including advice on the content, structure and preparation of applications and feedback on draft documents.

UTM Grant Repository

Examples of successful SSHRC proposals are available in the UTM Grant Repository. Sample successful PG grants are also available to UTM faculty upon request. To obtain access, please email,, or

SSHRC Resources