Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.
Stable support for research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.
For scholars interested in carrying out research in its initial stages, SSHRC also provides support by way of its Insight Development Grants.
- Application Deadline: October 15th
- Insight Grant Streams A & B
- Stream A: $7,000 - $100,000 over 2-5 years
- Stream B: $100,000 - $200,000 over 2-5 years
- Streams A & B will use the same application modules and be evaluated by the same criteria
- Apply using online forms system
- Evaluation Criteria:
- Challenge – the aim and importance of the endeavour (40%)
- Feasibility – the plan to achieve excellence (20%)
- Capability – the expertise to succeed (40%)
Re-Applicant Information Session & Workshop: June 5th, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Offered to all unsuccessful applicants from the October 2017 competition, this session will focus on interpreting SSHRC results and feedback, outline support available for resubmission, and will include a large group discussion/brainstorm.
New Applicant Information Session & Workshop: June 7th, 1:30pm-3:30pm
This session will introduce the IG funding opportunity, go through the modules required, and offer strategic funding advice.
Peer Editing Module Workshops
Detailed Description: June 12th, 1pm-4pm and Aug 31st, 10pm-1pm
Budget/Budget Justification: June 14th, 11am-4pm and Sept 13th, 12pm-3pm
Knowledge Mobilization Plan & Expected Outcomes Summary: June 20th, 12pm-3pm and Sept 19th, 10am-1pm
Summary of Proposed Research: June 22nd, 10am-1pm and Sept 28th, 10am-1pm
Applicants who successfully complete the Peer Review program will be invited to submit second drafts to SPARC for a full proposal review by or before October 9th, 2018.
All applicants are invited to submit their 1 pg Research Summary and/or their Expected Outcomes Summary for module review by or before October 4th, 2018.