Description: 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.
January 11, 2016: Draft of proposal due – the Research Officer will facilitate an internal peer review if you meet this deadline
January 22, 2016: Faculty deadline – full proposal (will be reviewed again by the Research Officer)
January 27, 2016 5:00 pm: Research Development & Services:
February 3, 2016, 2:00 pm: SSHRC (results available by summer)
Amount: $7,000 up to $75,000
Eligibility: Both emerging and established scholars who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible to apply. A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.
Applicants who wish to begin preparing their application now can begin work on the offline modules: Detailed description: maximum 5-page attachment Timeline: maximum 1-page attachment References: maximum 10-page attachment
NOTE: This competition uses the Canadian Common CV (CCV). Applicants and co-applicants are encouraged to complete their SSHRC CCV as soon as possible. Applicants should expect that creating a SSHRC CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment. CCV Workshop at Western on November 25.
SSHRC Webinar for Additional Information: Insight Development Grants Information Webinar
New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:
- Changes to the definition of an Emerging Scholar
- Elimination of the requirement for collaborator CCVs
- Longer section to describe the research team (“Roles and Responsibilities” module doubled to 7600 characters from 3800)
- Adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary committees when justified by the number of applications
- New resource: Preparing an Insight Development Grants research-creation application
- Social work, law and criminology moved to Group 4
In addition, please note the changes to various SSHRC policies and initiatives:
Policies, Guidelines, Regulations and Related Information:
- The new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications has been integrated into IDG. For information, consult the updated Open Access landing page.
- New Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization, pertaining to all IDG grant applications, are available through the updated Community Engagement page.
- SSHRC has launched new Guidelines for Review of Aboriginal Research and a new Aboriginal Research Statement of Principles.
- See the Definition of Terms page for new definitions for “Aboriginal research” and “knowledge mobilization”, and for updated definitions of “emerging scholars” and “record of research achievement”.
Program Descriptions and Funding Opportunities:
- A new Joint initiative with Genome Canada, Societal Implications of Disruptive Innovation, is available to IDG applicants.