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SSHRC Insight Development Grants February 2020 Competition- internal deadline coming soon (January 23rd)

Posted on: Jan 9, 2020

The Office of Research Services invites all CUE Faculty continuing members to participate in the February 2020 Call for SSHRC Insight Development Grants.

Please, remember that any submission for external funding (including SSHRC Insight Development Grants), requires the submission of an External Grant Institutional Signature Page, accompanied by a full application package, to the Office of Research Services at least seven working days before the sponsor deadline, which for this competition is January 23rd at 4pm.

For more information, please consult our Research website. Applications that have not provided this document by the internal deadline will not be allowed to continue.

Value Stream A: $7,000 to $75,000
Duration 1 to 2 years
Application deadline (CUE)
External Grant Institutional
Signature Page
January 23rd, 2019 (4 p.m.)
Application deadline (SSHRC)February 2nd, 2019 (6 p.m.) – since this falls on a weekend, it most likely will be changed to February 3rd, 2020
Results announced June 2020
Apply CCV, CCV instructions, and application form

With information from the SSHRC Insight Development Program website:


The goal of the Insight program is to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence in all subject areas eligible for funding from SSHRC.

Insight Development Grants

Insight Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program.

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 that are 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.

Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:

  • case studies;
  • pilot initiatives; and
  • critical analyses of existing research.

Projects may also involve national and international research collaboration, and the exploration of new ways of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge within and across disciplines and sectors.

Within the Insight Development Grant funding opportunity, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: emerging scholars and established scholars.

Emerging scholars: This funding supports high-quality research projects by emerging scholars to develop new research questions and/or approaches. Such projects may build on and further the applicant’s (or team’s) graduate work and/or represent a continuation of their overall research trajectory.

Established scholars: Funding for established scholars provides support to explore new research questions and/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. Research projects should be clearly delimited and in the early stages of the research process. Insight Development Grant funding is not intended to support ongoing research for established scholars.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.