SSHRC Insight Grants

SSHRC Insight Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program. The objectives of the program are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. Insight Grants research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: October 15, 2017 (internal deadline Oct 9)
Contact: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca