SSHRC Insight Program

SSHRC provides funding for research carried out by individual scholars and teams of researchers.

See here for rules on applying for an IG and IDG in the same calendar year.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 JHI SSHRC Grant Writing Bootcamp! Deadline to apply is May 17, 2023 at 4:00pm ET


Insight Grants

Overview: Insight Grants are a fundamental funding SSHRC funding mechanism. They support long-term research initiatives led by either individuals or teams. Funding is available to both emerging and established researchers. Insight Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program.

Value: Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000; Stream B: $100,001 to $400,000

Duration: 2-5 years

Nearest deadlines:

  • Internal UTM deadline, submit MRA: TBD
  • Internal deadline, MRA to be received by RSO: TBD
  • Internal deadline to submit online application on SSHRC site: TBD
  • Final external deadline for RSO to submit application: October 2023 (TBD)


Usually researchers may not apply as an applicant for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year. See here for more information.


Insight Development Grants

Overview: Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. Applications should respond to the objectives of the Insight Program. Funding is available for

  • Emerging scholars who will 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 who will explore new research questions and/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research.

Value:   $7,000 to $75,000

Duration: 1-2 years


  • UTM MRA Deadline: January 20, 2023 (noon)
  • RSO MRA Deadline: January 23, 2023 (noon)
  • Internal Deadline: January 30, 2023 (noon)
  • Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2023 (8 p.m. eastern)




RSO webinar
SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Strategies for Success
Dec. 8, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
View session slides and recording

SSHRC webinars - Session details and links
English: Dec. 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
French: Dec. 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM