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Insight Development Grants

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.

At least 50 per cent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars. Established scholars must demonstrate how the proposed project is delineated from previous/ongoing research.

Additional Approaches:

SSHRC also welcomes applications involving research-creation,

Insight Development Grant applicants conducting research on matters related to enhancing participation in sport in Canada may be eligible for funding through the “Sport Participation Research Initiative”


Insight Development Grants will provide $7,000 to $75,000 over one to two years.

Multiple Applications:

An individual may not, in a calendar year, submit, as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for both an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant, regardless of the outcome of the application.


Application Process:

The Insight Development Grant competition is held in February of each year.

If you have questions about the Insight Development Grant program and/or intend to apply, please contact Pamela McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, at or extension 23713.

More information:

Additional information regarding the Insight Development Grants program can be found on the SSHRC website at: