SSHRC Insight Development Grants

The 2017 Insight Development Grants (IDG) funding application is now available.

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 13, 2017: Draft of proposal due – the Research Officer will facilitate an internal peer review if you meet this deadline
20, 2017: Faculty deadline – full proposal (will be reviewed again by the Research Officer)
January 27, 2017, 5:00 pm: Research Development & Services
February 3, 2017, 2:00 pm: SSHRC (results available by June 2017)

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.

Applications: The IDG application form is available via the Research Portal.

Please contact Karen Kueneman, Research Officer if you plan to apply.

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.


New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:

  • Improved Canadian Common CV (CCV) sections, subsections and fields (see list of changes in the SSHRC CCV instructions).
  • Revised Terms and Conditions of Applying for Applicants and Co-Applicants.
  • New joint initiative with the Department of National Defense.
  • Updated instructions for Aboriginal Research.
  • Revised instructions for Funds Requested from SSHRC
  • Updated definition of an Emerging Scholar and of the Scholar Type section.

The adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary committees when justified by the number of applications.

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall