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. Long-term support for research is offered through SSHRC's Insight Grants.
Within the Insight Development Grants funding opportunity, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars:
The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000 over one to two years. A minimum budget of $7,000 in at least one of the years is required. For the current competition, at least 50% of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.
See Eligibility Criteria.
*Researchers may not apply, as applicant, for an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant within the same calendar year. For instance, a researcher who applies for an Insight Development Grant in February 2016 may not apply for an Insight Grant in October 2016, whether successful in the competition or not. However, a researcher who applied for an Insight Grant in October 2015 may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2016, provided that the objectives of the research are significantly different.
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