SSH: 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grants Competition

SSH: 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grants Competition

Queen's Internal Deadline:

  1.   Notice of Intent to Apply - 6 January (email
  2.   Administrative Review - 20 January (submit via Research Portal)

Please Note: Faculties and departments may have earlier deadlines which will be communicated through those channels.              

SSHRC Deadline: 3 February



The 2016 Insight Development Grants (IDG) funding opportunity description is now live.

Emerging scholars: This funding supports high-quality research projects by 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.

Application Form

The IDG application form will be available via the Research Portal by early December 2015. 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

Please see the University Research Services IDG page for application information, support and resources.

Common CV

Applicants and co-applicants are encouraged to complete their CCV as soon as possible. Applicants should expect that creating a CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment.

New This Year

  • 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

SSHRC IDG Webinars

English Webinar:        8  December 1:30 - 3:00 pm (eastern)

To join the teleconference (for the audio)

* Toll free Dial-in: 1-877-413-4790

* Enter the Conference ID: 7208380


French Webinar:         9  December 1:30 - 3:00 pm (eastern)

To join the teleconference (for the audio)

* Toll free Dial-in: 1-877-413-4790

* Enter the Conference ID: 7208380

University Research Services IDG Information Session

8 December, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Dunning Hall Room 27

Insight Development Grants Application Tips and Updates:

  • Dr. Martin Hand, Queen's Dept. of Sociology, SSHRC Selection Committee Member
  • Ms. Diane Davies, University Research Services

Click here to register for the Information Session


SSHRC Policies, Guidelines, Regulations and Related Information

Associated SSHRC Program Descriptions and Funding Opportunities


SSHRC Contact:

For technical questions: Helpdesk (613-995-4273;

For program-related questions: Research Grants and Partnerships Division (613-996-6976;


Queen's Contact:

University Research Services: Diane Davies (; ext. 79422)