SSHRC Insight Development Grants 2024

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The 2024 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, and are not intended to support large-scale initiatives.

January 12, 2024: Draft of proposal due – the Research Officer will facilitate an internal peer review if you meet this deadline
January 19, 2024:
Faculty deadline – full draft proposal (will be reviewed again by the Research Officer)
January 19, 2024, 10:00 am: submit ROLA, full application and CCV(s) in Research Portal -application goes to Research Services (can request to have application returned to you)
February 2, 2024 10:00 am: SSHRC (results available by June 2024)

Amount: $7,000 up to $75,000 (for one – two years)

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.

  • Emerging scholars -to develop new research questions and/or approaches. Such projects may build on and further the applicant’s (or team’s) graduate work and/or represent a continuation of their overall research trajectory.
  • Established scholars: Funding for established scholars provides support to explore new research questions and/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. Research projects should be clearly delimited and in the early stages of the research process. Insight Development Grant funding is not intended to support ongoing research for established scholars.

NOTE: This competition uses the Canadian Common CV (CCV). Applicants and co-applicants are encouraged to complete their SSHRC CCV as soon as possible (CCV instructions). Applicants should expect that creating a SSHRC CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment.

PILOT Interdisciplinary Peer Review: Applicants whose research spans the mandate of more than one federal research funding agency (SSHRC, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research) can select a pilot Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee for the 2024 competition. This pilot committee will use a harmonized tri-agency peer review process and Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee-specific evaluation criteria that differ from the usual process used by this funding opportunity.

More Information and Applications… The IDG application form is available via the Research Portal

Assistance with your application: The Western Research SSHRC Insight Development Grants webpage has additional information including internal deadlines and resources.

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

Webinars: SSHRC will be holding two webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants (IDG) 2023 competition. The webinars will outline what is new this year and focus on responding to questions. Advance registration is not required. They will be held via WebEx (for the visual presentation, written questions and audio) on the following dates:

Insight Development GrantsFrenchDecember 7, 2023
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Insight Development GrantsEnglishDecember 7, 2023
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
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