SponsorSocial Science and Humanities Research Council
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.
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.
Three to five years.
Researchers may not apply, as applicant, for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year.
Researchers may apply, as applicant, for only one Insight Grant at a time.
Researchers are encouraged to verify that the expenses in the budget are accurate and eligible; and that the budget and budget justification correspond to one another.
The Office of Research processes a high volume of grants at this time. Note that by submitting your application you are agreeing to SSHRC's Terms and Conditions, certifying that:
“the information provided in the application is complete, accurate and consistent with institutional policies to the best of his/her knowledge.…”
In order to best serve applicants who submit complete applications on/before the posted internal deadlines, the grants team will only review complete applications. Applicants who submit incomplete applications or who request to make revisions to their applications at the time of submission, or after submission, will be advised to resubmit when their application is complete. As such, these applications will begin to be processed when submitted as ‘complete’.
Due to the volume of applications expected, while ORS staff will put forward their best efforts, ORS cannot guarantee the review, approval and/or submission of applications that are received after the internal deadline. Further, in these cases, ORS may not be able to complete the full scope of review activities as per the Office of Research Review & Minimum Processing Times.
Please review the following resources when preparing your application (link to these):
Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must also hit ‘Submit’ on the portal on or before the internal 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
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 lead 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the ORS (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 (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).
For More Information
For more information, please go to SSHRC ID website.