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SSHRC Insight Grants

Opportunity NameInsight Grants
AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
ValueStream A – $7,000 to $100,000
Stream B – $100,001 to $400,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 to 5 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review09-15-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-27-2023, by 9:00AM
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory reviewN/A
Application due at agency 10-02-2023, by noon
  • To enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas; and 
  • To foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives.

Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities: 

  • case studies; 
  • pilot initiatives; and 
  • critical analyses of existing research. 

Projects can also involve national and international research collaboration, and the exploration of new ways of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge within and across disciplines and sectors. 

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation. 


Full eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

The Office of Research Services (ORS) treats the SSHRC Insight Grant, the NSERC Discovery and NRS Grants, and the CIHR Project Grant differently from all other external competitions. For these competitions, the NOI does not require an ORS checklist and can be submitted directly to the agency portal without Institutional review. 


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