Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Insight Development Grants 2017
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Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.
Emerging Scholars: Funding supports high quality research projects to develop new research questions and/or approaches. Such projects may build on and further the applicant's (or team's) graduate work and/or represent a continuation of their overall research trajectory.
Established Scholars: Funding provides support to explore new research questions and/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant's previous/ongoing research. Research projects should be clearly delimited and in the early stages of the research process. Insight Development Grant funding is not intended to support ongoing research for established scholars.
Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows
The maximum value is $75,000 over one to two years. A mimimum budget of $7,000 in at least one of the years is required. For the current competition, at least 50 percent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.
1 to 2 years
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR-5 form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the application form in accordance to the instructions. Applications will be submitted via the Research Portal by the Research Grants Officer. Eligible PhD students and postdoctoral researchers may submit their applications directly to SSHRC.
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution's deadline to review the application, for your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 form).