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 (IDGs) are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program.
Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives. Long-term research support is offered through SSHRC’s Insight Grants.
Applicants unsuccessful in a prior round of Insight Development Grant funding may apply to UBC's internal bridge funding.
The Insight Development Grant program follows a single application cycle each year, with SPARC support beginning in early November for the annual deadline in February.
Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for projects ranging from 1 to 2 years in length between $7,000 and $75,000. A minimum of 50% of the funding envelope is reserved for emerging scholars each year. Applications are evaluated and adjudicated through a competitive merit review process based on specific evaluation criteria. Applications involving Indigenous research may undergo a more tailored adjudication. Decisions are typically communicated to UBC in June.
Mid-November to December
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