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SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Insight Development Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program.

The objectives of the Insight program are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

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.

Value: $7,000-75,000
Duration: 1-2 years
Internal deadline: January 20, 2016
Sponsor deadline: February 3, 2016
Results Announced: June 2016

For more information, see SSHRC Insight Development Grant Program.

SSHRC Insight Grants

Insight Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program. The objectives of the Insight program are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

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 of three to five years. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. Insight Grants research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.

Value: $7,000-400,000, maximum of $100,000 available in a single year
Duration: 3-5 years
Internal deadline: October 1, 2015
Sponsor deadline: October 15, 2015
Results Announced: Spring 2016

Full details are available on SSHRC's Insight Grants website.

SSHRC Connection Grants

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Connection Grants proposals are expected to meet the objectives of the Connection program.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges between researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Value: $7,000 to $50,000
Duration: 1 year
Internal deadline: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15
Sponsor deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
Results announced: March 31, June 30, September 30, January 8

For more details on this funding opportunity, please visit SSHRC's Connection Grants website.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. Please see the Insight and Connection program descriptions for more details.

Value: $75,000-200,000
Duration: 1-3 year
Internal deadline:
Sponsor deadline: November 30, 2015
Results Announced: March 2016

General inquiries can be directed to:
     Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
     Tel.: 613-943-1007

SSHRC Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants undergo a two-stage adjudication process, involving a letter of intent and a formal application. Only applicants successful at the letter of intent stage will be invited to submit a formal application.

Stage 1: Letter of Intent
Applicants successful at the letter of intent stage will be offered a grant worth up to $20,000 to help in the preparation of the formal application—i.e., to further refine the question(s) to be addressed; to establish partnership arrangements, governance structure and/or approach/methodology; and to consolidate their collaborative activities.

Stage 2: Formal Application
Partnership Grants are valued at a maximum of $500,000 per year over four to seven years, up to a total of $2.5 million.

Proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. Proposals exclusively for partnered research training initiatives are expected to respond, instead, to the objectives of the Talent program. Please see the Insight, Connection and Talent program descriptions for more details.

Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Value: upto $20,000 (Letter of Intent); up to a total of $2.5 million (formal application)
Duration: 4-7 years
Internal deadline: February 1, 2016
Sponsor deadline: February 15, 2016
Results announced: Spring 2016

Details for this funding opportunity (such as program descriptions for the Insight, Connection, and Talent programs) can be found at SSHRC's Partnership Grants Letter of Intent website.

For questions or more information, please contact:
      Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
      Tel.: 613-943-1007

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

The objectives of this funding opportunity are threefold:

  • State of Knowledge and Research Gaps:
    • critically assess the state of knowledge of the Future Challenge Area theme under consideration;
    • identify knowledge gaps within the theme; and
    • identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme.
  • Research Data:
    • assess the quality, accuracy and rigour of current work in the field; and
    • identify gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
  • Knowledge Mobilization:
    • mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices within the academic, private and public policy sectors; and
    • facilitate dialogue between academic researchers, cross-sectoral stakeholders and policy-makers in government.

This funding opportunity is particularly focused on uncovering the particularities of the Canadian “technoscape.” It has been put in place to support researchers, research teams, and knowledge users in order for them to synthesis knowledge and conduct reviews that will result in consolidated knowledge. The Knowledge Synthesis Grant is not intended for the use of original research. Rather, it must be used to support existing research and to identify knowledge gaps.

Value: $25,000
Duration: 1 year
Internal deadline:  January 4, 2016
Sponsor deadline: January 12, 2016
Results announced: March 2016

For more information please visit the SSHRC website.

For more information about this funding opportunity, or for advice on how to prepare your application, please contact:

Roxanne Dompierre
Senior Program Officer
Office of the Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges
SSHRC
Email: roxanne.dompierre@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Tel.: 613-944-5327

Email applications to: KSGET-SSCTE@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca