SSHRC Impact Awards

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 15th, November 2023

External Deadline: Monday 1st, April 2024


To anyone interested in preparing a nomination, please contact Ellen Steinhauer , Awards and Honours.

SSHRC Impact Awards are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities. The awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC. Past recipients of SSHRC funding are listed in the Awards Search Engine.

Impact Award recipients are to use award funds for activities that promote and further develop the work being honoured. In recognition of the crucial role postsecondary institutions play in mobilizing research knowledge, at least 10% of each award must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements. Individual recipients and their institutions can choose to devote additional funds, including a higher percentage of the award funds, to these activities.

A multidisciplinary jury made up of distinguished individuals from academia, as well as the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from Canada and abroad, will select award recipients according to the selection criteria associated with each of the five awards.

Before announcing the names of the award winners and finalists, SSHRC will share competition results on the Grants and Scholarships Administrative Portal.

Eligible institutions are invited to put forward nominations for the:

  • Gold Medal ($100,000)
  • Talent Award ($50,000)
  • Insight Award ($50,000)
  • Connection Award ($50,000)
  • Partnership Award ($50,000)
Value $50,000 or $100,000
Nomination deadline April 1, 2024
Results announced Fall 2024
Submit the nomination online Secure submission form

For more details, please visit SSHRC Impact Awards webpage.

Funding Sources

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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Last modified: May 10, 2023