Submissions are open for the Housing Research Scholarship Program. This program is the result of a partnership between CMHC and 3 organizations at the pinnacle of research funding in Canada. Through the Program, we provide scholarships to students conducting postdoctoral research on housing. The goals:
- recognize excellence in early-career academic research
- advance knowledge and application in the field of housing
- expand the community of reliable, highly skilled and qualified researchers
An important partnership for the National Housing Strategy
Through the National Housing Strategy (NHS), we’ve set ambitious goals related to housing in Canada. To meet these goals, we’ll need the help of partners. We’ll also need greater Canadian expertise in housing research related to the NHS’s priority areas. That’s why we’ve created the Housing Research Scholarship Program and joined forces with the following partners:
- The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH)
Training awards of up to $120,000 available for housing research projects Housing Research Scholarship Program scholarships are available to postdoctoral fellows doing research on housing related to the NHS’s priority areas.
This year, scholarships are available for a maximum of 13 applicants. There will be up to:
- 7 scholarships with SSHRC
- 4 scholarships with NSERC — 2 for NHS priority areas and 2 with a specific focus on Indigenous Housing
- 2 scholarships with CIHR-IPPH
The maximum amount awarded for a single scholarship annually for up to 2 years is:
- $45,000 for CMHC-SSHRC Housing Research Training Awards Program
- $45,000 for CMHC-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
- $60,000 for CIHR-IPPH Urban Housing and Health Trainee Research Awards Program
The Housing Research Scholarship Program application process occurs through the postdoctoral fellowship competitions of each of our 3 partner agencies. The application process for 2019 is currently open.
Support for the next generation of leaders in housing research
By supporting the research of Canada’s brightest postdoctoral students, we hope to help generate new housing knowledge that benefits Canadians. We also hope to support the recipients’ career development in the field of housing research.