Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Insight Development Grants 2017


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Insight Development Grants 2017

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SSHRC Insight Development Grants

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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.

Within the Insight Development Grants funding opportunity, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: emerging scholars and established scholars.

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

Funding Availability

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.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 to 2 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR-5 form to:

External Deadline


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).

For Questions, please contact

SSHRC Research Grants and Partnership Division
Tel: 613- 996-6976

Technical Helpdesk
Telephone: 613-995-4273

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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