Graduate Scholarships & Awards

SSHRC Doctoral Award - Tri Council


Awarded to outstanding Canadian students for doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Area(s) of Study: Anthropology, Education, English, French, Geography, History, Justice Studies and Police Studies, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology and Social Studies, Visual Arts
Value: CGS Doctoral Scholarships: $35,000/year for 3 years; SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $20,000/year for up to 4 years; Plus, a bonus of a lump sum payment from FGSR valued at $7,000 per year of the award.

To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:  Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)


Note: You may submit only one application per year to one granting agency (NSERC or CIHR or SSHRC).  Nominations to the Vanier CGS program do not count towards this limit.

Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to self declare on their application as they can be nominated over and above our quota.

Please ensure that the research proposal falls under SSHRC’s mandate. Updated guidelines for eligibility of subject matter at SSHRC can be found on our website at:

Student Status: Full-time
Citizenship: Canadian citizen, permanent residents or Protected Person

Applications must be fully submittted on SSHRC's online portal: 

Full application information can be found here:

TRANSCRIPTS:  You MUST SUBMIT UP TO DATE, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS with your application.  Order ALL of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts as soon as possible from every university that you have attended, including the University of Regina (even if this is your first semester). You must include all Transfer Credit also.  Transcripts must be submitted with your application by the deadline, in order to be considered.

If you have attended universities outside of North America, please formally request your international transcripts TWO weeks in advance by filling out the Request for Transcripts other than University of Regina form.  The form can be found on our FGSR FORMS page, under Student Request Forms:

Please email the transcript request to   Late requests (less than 2 weeks notice) cannot be granted.

We will be hosting a student session:  How to Write a Strong Research Proposal: Tuesday, Aug 30 at 2:00pm-3:00pm via Zoom:

We will be hosting a SSHRC Doctoral Student Information session: Sept 21 from 2:00-3:00pm, via Zoom:


The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) will award the top three ranked applications with a $500 FGSR Scholarly Award.


Please see the Memorandum for full details on this competition.


Students are required to submit their application on SSHRC's online application portal by NOON on Wednesday, October 12 Saskatchewan time.

To be fair to all students, late applications cannot be accepted.


Deadline: Students are required to submit their application online by NOON on Wednesday, October 12, Saskatchewan time