Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Insight Development Grant 2016


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Insight Development Grant 2016

For More Information

Please see the SSHRC website for more information.


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.

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 &/or approaches. Such projects may build on & further the applicant’s (or team’s) graduate work &/or represent a continuation of their overall research trajectory.

Established scholars: Funding provides support to explore new research questions &/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. Research projects should be clearly delimited & 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 (see Eligibility Guidelines)

Funding Availability

The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000 over one to two years. A minimum budget of $7,000 in at least one of the years is required.  For the current competition, at least 50 per cent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 - 2 years

Special Notes

Applicants will be required to complete the Canadian Common CV as part of their application to this funding opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to begin work on their CV early.

New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:

Note: There is an error in the “Funds requested from SSHRC” module that will be corrected soon. Applicants are advised to wait for confirmation that the issue has been resolved before filling out this section.


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 with the accompanying instructions.  Applications will be submitted electronically by the University’s Research Grants Officer.  Eligible PhD students and postdoctoral researchers may submit their applications directly to SSHRC.

For Questions, please contact

Tel:  613-996-6976

Technical Helpdesk:
Tel:  613-995-4273

Office of Research

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

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