Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Gold Medal

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.

Award funds are to be used for activities that promote and extend the work being honoured. In recognition of the crucial role that postsecondary institutions play as researchers’ knowledge mobilization partners, at least 10 per cent of each award must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements. Individual recipients and their institutions may choose to devote additional funds, including a higher percentage of the award funds, to these activities.

Note: These are institutional nominations. Please contact for more information. For an external expert review of a draft nomination, arranged through Universities Canada, please get in touch with at least six weeks prior to the agency deadline.

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Upcoming Deadlines

April 01, 2022April 01, 2022 *
October 15, 2021 Oct. 15, 2021 October 15, 2021 16:00:00 October 15, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Gold Medal Recognizes sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought and have inspired students and colleagues alike. Institution submits nominations to SSHRC. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.