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SSHRC Insight Grants Competition is now open!

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019

The Office of Research Services is glad to inform that the October 2019 Call for SSHRC Insight Grants is now open. We invite all CUE Faculty continuing members to apply for an Insight Grant before the deadline on October 15th, 2019.

Please, remember that any submission for external funding (including SSHRC Insight 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 October 4th 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.

With information from the SSHRC Insight 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 one to two years in duration and support research in its initial stages. These grants are targeted toward emerging researchers, as well as researchers who would like to explore new research questions or experiment with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.

Value Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000
Stream B: $100,001 to $400,000
Duration 2 to 5 years
Application deadline (CUE)
External Grant Institutional
Signature Page
October 4th, 2019 (4 p.m.)
Application deadline (SSHRC) October 15, 2019 (6 p.m.)
Results announced April 2020
Apply Web CV, application and instructions

New for this competition

For this competition, an exception has been extended for those applicants who were unsuccessful in a SSHRC Insight Development grant competition on the same year. That means that those who submitted an application for an Insight Development Grant in February and were not awarded, are eligible to submit an Insight Grant application in October. Please, see below for the statement from SSHRC.


“Multiple applications and holding multiple awards

Individuals may apply, as an applicant, for only one Insight Grant at a time.

Normally, researchers may not apply as an applicant for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year. However, in 2017, SSHRC approved an exception to this regulation to allow researchers who applied unsuccessfully for an Insight Development Grant in February to apply for an Insight Grant in October. SSHRC will extend this exception to the multiple applications regulations for the foreseeable future. Therefore, researchers who applied for an Insight Development Grant in February 2019 and were not successful may apply for an Insight Grant in October 2019.

A researcher who applies for an Insight Grant in October 2019 may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2020, provided that the objectives of the research are significantly different.

Please see SSHRC’s regulations regarding multiple applications and holding multiple awards for more information”