Aileen D Ross Fellowship


To support an outstanding SSHRC Doctoral Award or Postdoctoral Fellowship holder who is conducting research in sociology, especially on poverty.

Preference will be given to postdoctoral applicants. Please see the website for further details external link.


Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Canada at the time of application who are not under SSHRC sanction resulting from financial or research misconduct, or already in receipt of SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR funding to undertake or complete a previous doctoral or combined MA or PhD degree. At the time of taking up the award, applicants must have completed either a Master's degree or at least 1 year of doctoral study, and be pursuing either full-time studies leading to a PhD or equivalent, with a research specialization in sociology and with the intention of pursuing an academic career. Candidates wishing to study at a foreign university may only do so if at least one of their previous degrees was earned in Canada.

Quantity Available


Study Length

1 year

Award Value

Canadian $10,000 plus the value of the fellowship

Application procedure

Applicants must indicate their interest on their doctoral or postdoctoral application form.

Closing date

Postdoctoral applications are due October 6th. For applicants registered at a Canadian university: University sets the deadline. For all others: November 5th

Study Level

  • Doctorate

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal agency responsible for promoting and supporting research and research training in the social sciences and humanities in Canada. SSHRC supports research on the economic, political, social and cultural dimensions of the human experience.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) by using the links below.


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