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:

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.

“Through our exciting new partnership with the three federal granting agencies, we are working together to build housing research capacity through a multi-disciplinary approach, recognizing that the housing challenges we face are complex in nature and require a wide breadth of expertise to address.”
— The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
“The collaboration between Canada’s granting agencies and CMHC will support some of our brightest postdoctoral fellows as they discover new knowledge that can be applied to help Canadians access affordable, sustainable housing that meets their needs.”
— The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport

Date Published: September 4, 2019