SSHRC data centre move and impacts on programs and activities

Our corporate websites and several of our funding portals and applications will be unavailable from Friday, June 28, 2024, at 4 p.m. (eastern), until Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 8 a.m. (eastern). The planned outage is because SSHRC and NSERC’s data centre is being moved.

We expect all systems to be operational again on July 2 following the data centre move. In the unlikely event of an extended outage, we will post updates on this webpage and our social media channels. Email and phone lines will not be affected by the move.

Systems that will be unavailable during the move:

  • SSHRC websites (SSHRC, Canada Biomedical Research Fund, New Frontiers in Research Fund)
  • TIPS websites (Canada Excellence Research Chairs, Canada Research Chairs, Canada 150 Research Chairs, Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Research Support Fund)
  • NSERC corporate websites
  • SharePoint sites created for competitions, adjudication, collection and collaboration (e.g., Extranet sites, NSERC Collab, SSHRC Collab, Grants and Administration Scholarships Portal, etc.)
  • SSHRC online, NSERC online
  • Financial Data Submission and Reconciliation
  • Matrix
  • Research Portal

Systems not affected by the move:

  • corporate email and phone lines
  • Canada Research Coordinating Committee website
  • Convergence
  • social media channels

As a best practice, remember to keep a copy of your documents and grant application information in your personal files.

Program or activity date changes

To minimize the impact of this interruption, SSHRC has made the following changes to funding opportunity dates and corporate activities:

Program or activity Change Contact
Connection Grants Deadline is June 20 instead of August 1 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861
Partnership Engage Grants Deadline is May 22 instead of June 15 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral program
Application opening August 1 instead of July 22 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Application opening June 5 instead of June 19 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861
Partnership Development Grants Application opening June 5 instead of July 8 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861
Partnership Grants—Stage 2 Application opening June 5 instead of July 8 Email:
Toll-free: 1-855-275-2861

Contact information

If you have questions about funding opportunities or programs, contact your usual program liaison.

If you have technical questions, contact the helpdesk: