Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers two types of research training awards through one application. Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGSD) and SSHRC Fellowships provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the social sciences or humanities. The CGSD will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a Fellowship.


Timeline and Deadlines



Administering the SSHRC Doctoral Awards Competition

Coordinating the Collection of Applications


Applicant Eligibility

Time in Program Eligibility

Number of months completed by December 31 of the year of application Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Applicants who will have completed between 0 and 4 months 36 months of funding 48 months of funding
Applicants who will have completed between 5 and 16 months 36 months of funding 36 months of funding
Applicants who will have completed between 17 and 28 months Not eligible 24 months of funding
Applicants who will have completed between 29 and 40 months Not eligible 12 months of funding
Applicants who will have completed 41 months or more Not eligible Not eligible

Academic Eligibility

Research Eligibility

Choice of Multi-disciplinary Committee

Committee 1 (7521) Fine arts; Literature (all types)
Committee 2 (7522) Classical Archaeology; Classics; Classical and Dead Languages; History; Mediaeval Studies; Philosophy; Religious Studies
Committee 3 (7523) Anthropology; Archaeology (except Classical Archaeology); Archival Science; Communications and Media Studies; Criminology; Demography; Folklore; Geography; Library and Information Science; Sociology; Urban and Regional Studies; Environmental Studies
Committee 4 (7524) Education; Linguistics; Psychology; Social Work
Committee 5 (7525) Economics; Industrial Relations; Law; Management, Business, Administrative Studies; Political Science

Scholarship Review Committee

Preparing the Applications for Submission to SGPS

Submit the Applications to SGPS

Administering the SSHRC Results

Announcement of Results

Viewing Results in GradNet

Viewing Results in Student Center

Activation of the Award

NEW! The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) have harmonized their post-award policies (where possible) for research training programs and have incorporated these policies into a harmonized Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder's Guide. These policies are effective as of September 1, 2016 and the Guide is available on NSERC's website. The Guide applies to Tri-agency directly-funded training award holders. It contains all the forms that training award holders and the University need to facilitate post-award activities allowed by the Tri-Agencies. It is the responsibility of the research training award holder to access and review the Guide and comply with the regulations governing use of the award. 

Students can accept or refuse their award with SSHRC and Western, by following these steps:

Publicizing the Results

SSHRC Annual Progress Report: Form




Updated July 26, 2017.