Research Western

SSHRC Insight Grant Program

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives. Insight Grant research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.

Applicants choose from one of two streams, depending on the amount of funding required:

    Stream A for requests between $7,000 and $100,000 over two to five years, or

    Stream B for requests between $100,000 and $400,000 over two to five years.

In both streams, a minimum request of $7,000 is required in at least one of the years. A maximum of $100,000 is available in a single year.

Application Process at Western:

Date: What is Required?
Monday, October 9th, 2017 by/before 5PM

Western RD&S ROLA proposal + (draft) Application Deadline (Mandatory)

-Each applicant must complete a ROLA proposal with Chair and Associate Dean, Research approvals
-Submit application by email (one PDF file) to

Monday, October 16th*, 2017 by/before 2PM

*When the normal deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline shifts to the next business day.

SSHRC Application Deadline (Mandatory)

-Applications must be "submitted" in the SSHRC web-based forms by/before 2PM EST.

Important Information for the SSHRC Insight Grant - Fall 2017:

Resources for SSHRC Insight Grant:

Please Note:  SSHRC is granting a one-time exception in 2017 that will allow unsuccessful Applicants of the Winter 2017 Insight Development Grant competition to apply to the Fall 2017 SSHRC Insight Grant competition. 

A researcher or research team may not submit identical applications to more than one of the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) at the same time, or submit to an agency an application already funded by one of the other agencies.


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