SSHRC Insight Grants – October 1, 2021

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The application form for SSHRC Insight Grants is now available.

Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000 (over 2-5 years)
Stream B: $100,001 to $400,000 (over 2-5 years)

Deadline Dates:
Peer Review: August 27 – first draft to your Faculty Research Office (for peer review – if you meet this deadline you will receive a peer review of your application – send to Karen Kueneman)
Faculty Research Office: September 10 – draft to Faculty Research Office (for additional review by Research Officer)
Western Research: September 17, 2 pm – online submission of applications + ROLA Proposal
SSHRC: *2pm* October 1 – SSHRC deadline for submission of applications (results announced April 2021)

Description: Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars.

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.

Funding Streams: Applicants choose from one of two streams, depending on the amount of funding required. Both streams will be adjudicated by the same committees, and will receive the same rigorous level of merit review. The deadlines and application process are identical for both; however, the targeted success rate for Stream A will be higher than that of Stream B.

NEW (PILOT): Insight Grant applicants whose research spans the mandate of more than one federal research funding agency (SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) can select a pilot Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee for the 2021-22 Insight Grants competition. This pilot committee will use a harmonized tri-agency peer review process and evaluation criteria which differ from the usual process used by this funding opportunity.

ROLA  must be completed for your application to be forwarded to SSHRC.

More information and link to application…

Western’s Resources for Insight Grant Applications

Webinars: SSHRC will be holding two webinars for applicants and research administrators to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming IG October 2021 competition via WebEx. Advance registration is not required. Detailed information for the webinars:

DateTime (ET)TopicLanguageLink to meeting
August 19, 20211:00 -2:30 PMInsight Grants Funding OpportunitiesEnglish .
August 20, 20211:00 -2:30 PML’occasion de financement
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Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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