SSHRC and OGS Awards


The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) offers fellowships to Masters and Doctoral students. Awards are restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The value is up to $17,500 for 12 months for a Masters student and up to $35,000 for a Doctoral student.

Applications and information are available from the SSHRC website and the deadline is in October.


Ontario Graduate Scholarships are valued at $5,000 per term for either two or three consecutive terms. Starting with the 2013-14 award year, the University of Toronto is responsible for awarding the Ontario Graduate Scholarships held at UofT.

For CIRHR graduate students, the deadline to apply is March 1 and a centralized on-line application form is available via the SGS website.

The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds and the University of Toronto provides one-third. The following awards have been established for CIRHR graduate students to meet the University’s financial commitment:

  • FESA/FAIS Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Established by the executive board of the Federation of Engineering and Scientific Associations, a labour organization formed in 1972 by engineers and scientists interested in workplace issues.
  • Bob Mackenzie Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Established by the Lupina Foundation in honour of the former Minister of Labour, MPP for Hamilton East and union activist as a lasting tribute to his commitment to the rights of workers.
  • Lancaster House Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Established by Jeffrey Sack Q.C. for Lancaster House publishers of information on labour, employment and human rights law for over 30 years.
  • MIR 25th Anniversary Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Established in 2002 through generous donations from Master of Industrial Relations graduates to celebrate this important milestone and support future generations of students.