Insight Grants support research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. Insight Grant research initiatives can 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. Both streams will be adjudicated by the same committees, and will receive the same rigorous level of merit review. The deadlines and application process are identical for both; however, the targeted success rate for Stream A is higher than for Stream B. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.
The objectives of the Insight program are to:
Collaborators' travel and subsistence expenses related to research planning, the exchange of information with the grantee, and for the dissemination of research results are considered eligible. Consultation fees are eligible for expert and/or professional and technical services that contribute directly to the proposed research as long as the service is not being provided by a team member or other persons whose status would make them eligible to apply for a SSHRC grant. For additional information on eligible expenses, see Application Instructions, in Pre-Application Information, below.