SSHRC – Insight Grant 2015


Social Science and Humanities Research Council

For More Information

For more information, please go to SSHRC ID website.


The objectives of the Insight program are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.


Emerging and Established Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows (read eligibility guidelines).

Note: Researchers who maintain an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution, but whose primary affiliation is with a non-Canadian postsecondary institution, are not eligible for applicant or   Co applicant status within the Insight Grants funding opportunity.

Funding Availability

Maximum $400,000 – A minimum request of $7,000 is required in at least one of the years. A maximum of $100,000 is available in a single year.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 - 5 years

Special Notes

Researchers may not apply, as applicant, for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year.

NEW! There is no Notice of Intent for Insight Grant applications.

For other changes to the IG application process, please go to:


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Applications will be submitted electronically by the Office of Research Services – Eligible PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers may submit their applications directly to SSHRC.

For Questions, please contact
Tel.: 613-996-6976

Office of Research

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

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