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SSHRC 2023 Insight Development Grant

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Insight Development Grants will provide $7,000 to $75,000 over one to two years. For the current competition, it is expected that at least 50 percent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences


  • Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Internal Deadline:

January 12, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

January 26, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Notify ROADS of intent to apply - November 7, 2022


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) will soon begin accepting applications for the 2023 Insight Development Grants competition. 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 that are proposed by individuals or teams. Please note that competition details and McMaster’s internal timeline are subject to change pending information from SSHRC.


Normally, researchers may not apply as an applicant for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year. However, in 2017, SSHRC approved an exception to this regulation to allow researchers who applied unsuccessfully for an Insight Development Grant in February to apply for an Insight Grant in October. For the foreseeable future, SSHRC will extend this exception to the multiple applications regulations. Therefore, it is expected that researchers who apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2023 and are not successful may apply for an Insight Grant in October 2023. A researcher who applied for an Insight Grant in October 2022 may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2023, provided that the objectives of the research are significantly different.


Additional Details.


If you intend to submit an application, please contact Amanda Graveline, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS.