SSHRC Insight Grant / Insight Development Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:30am to 12:00pm
Rozanski Hall Room 106


This workshop will include grant writing tips for the Insight Grant 2015 competition (registration deadline anticipated in August 2015) and the Insight Development Grant 2016 competition (application deadline anticipated in January 2016); mock reviews of sample grant applications led by SSHRC review committee members, and information regarding internal review and associated deadlines, provided by colleges and Office of Research Services.

RSVP to Patti Minakis, Office of Research Services at by April 30, 2015. In providing your RSVP, also include any questions or topics you hope the workshop will address.

Seeking volunteers! If you are interested and willing to contribute your recent Insight Grant or Insight Development Grant application to be used in the mock review segment of the workshop, please contact Laura Beaupre at as soon as possible.



Welcome and Introduction

Stuart McCook, Professor, History and Associate Dean Research, COA


“Top Tips” for Applying

  • Moderator: Sandra Sabatini, Research Manager, College of Arts
  • Panelists:
    • Pat Barclay, Department of Psychology, CSAHS
    • Leah Levac, Community Engaged Scholarship, Department of Political Science, CSAHS
    • Adam Sneyd, Department of Political Science, CSAHS


SSHRC Evaluation Criteria and Overview of Review Process 

Patricia Emery, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division, SSHRC




Mock Review

Insight Grants (Room 107)

  • Mock review leaders
    • Christine Bold, SETS, College of Arts
    • René Kirkegaard, Economics & Finance, College of Business and Economics
    • John Russon, Philosophy, College of Arts
  • Facilitators
    • Diane Dobbins, College of Business and Economics
    • Sandra Sabatini, College of Arts

Insight Development Grants (Room 108)

  • Mock review leaders
    • Kim Francis, SOFAM, College of Arts
    • Kate Parizeau, Department of Geography, CSAHS
  • Facilitators:
    • Carina Hernandez, CSAHS
    • Leigh West, Ontario Agricultural College

Wrap Up and Key Messages from ORS/Colleges


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