SSHRC Insight Development Grants

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. Long-term support for research is offered through SSHRC’s Insight Grants.

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SSHRC IDG Program Quick Facts


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SPARC Support Services & Resources

 

SPARC IDG Workshop Schedule

2019 Competition Workshops:

for more information and to register, please visit the links below. 

Workshop for Re-Applicants: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Workshop for New Applicants: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 1:30pm-3:30pm

IDG Boot Camp: Monday, December 3, 2018, 9am - 4pm (if you're unable to join for the whole day, but would like to attend part of the session, please email danica.kell@ubc.ca, directly)


SPARC Criteria Review

Applicants who successfully complete the Internal Peer Review program will be invited to submit second drafts to SPARC for a full proposal review.

All applicants can submit their 1 pg Research Summary and/or their Expected Outcomes Summary for module review.


SPARC Internal Review for SSHRC IDG
SPARC Internal Review steps: 
Notification of Intent to participate

November 26, 2018

Email Danica Kell (danica.kell@ubc.ca) noting your intent to participate in Internal Review (IR)

One page research summary due

December 3, 2018

Email Danica Kell (danica.kell@ubc.ca) a copy of your 1 pg research summary, and the simple IR Form to be used for reviewer matching purposes. 

Draft Application due to SPARC

December 7, 2018

Email the following application modules, in a single Word document (for ease of reviewing) to Danica Kell:

  • Revisions to Previous Application (if applicable; optional)
  • Summary of Proposal
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Roles and Training of Students
  • Knowledge Mobilization Plan
  • Expected Outcomes (Scholarly, Societal, and Potential Target Audiences)
  • Funds Requested From SSHRC & Justification
  • Detailed Description
  • Timelines
  • List of References
  • Proposed vs. ongoing research (required for established scholars only)
Modules returned; incorporate reviewer feedback

December 21, 2018

Receive and incorporate reviewer feedback; if possible, meet with reviewer for discussion/follow-up

IDG applications due to ORS

TBA

Adhere to ORS guidelines


SSHRC IDG Program Statistics
UBC # submitted UBC # awarded UBC Success Rate UBC Funding National Success Rate National Funding
2015 74 18 24% ~$1M 24% ~$17M
2016 67 37 55% ~$2M 45% ~$30M
2017 60 18 30% ~$1M 32% ~$22M
2018 75 49 65% ~$2.8M 59% ~$38M

 


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