Insight Grant

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.

Applicants choose from one of two streams, depending on the amount of funding required.

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



Applicants (except postdoctoral researchers and PhD students) must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application. Researchers with primary affiliation at a non-Canadian postsecondary institution are not eligible.

*Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to be applicants for this grant, and must formally establish an affiliation with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution within five months of the grant start date.



For SFU faculty members planning to apply to the SSHRC Insight Grant competition this fall, Research Grants Facilitators Beverly Neufeld and Kimberly O’Donnell are offering a workshop to take participants through the IG application process.

SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop, 25 August 2021

DATE: August 25th
TIME: 10am - 12 noon

If you wish to participate, please email and include your name, Department, and SFU email. We will send the Zoom meeting details separately.

SSHRC will be holding webinars for applicants and research administrators to provide information and answer questions about the Insight Grants:

SSHRC Insight Grants English Webinar

DATE: Thursday, August 19th, 2021

TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM PST (1:00 PM -2:30 PM ET)

LOCATION: Link: Webinar


SSHRC Insight Grants French Webinar

DATE: Thursday, August 20th, 2021

TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM PST (1:00 PM -2:30 PM ET)

LOCATION: Link: Webinar

*SFU Signature Sheet due to and application in "submit mode" no later than 3 business days before the agency deadline


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