SSHRC Insight Development Grants Information Session

Friday, November 13, 2015 10:00to12:00

The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to invite McGill researchers and administrators to an information session on the upcoming SSHRC Insight Development Grants competition.

The information session will include:

  • a brief presentation about the requirements of the Insight Development Grants (IDG) by the Office of Sponsored Research;
  • presentations by two McGill researchers with experience as committee members in the IDG competition, who will provide applicants with insider information about the peer-review system and strategies for preparing a successful proposal:
    • Prof. Judith Szapor, Department of History and Classical Studies
    • Prof. Benjamin Forest, Department of Geography
  • a question and answer period. 

Please RSVP online by Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.


Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages for up to two years (with an automatic extension period for one year) for emerging and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000. For the current competition, at least 50% of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.

Researchers may not apply, as applicant, for an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant within the same calendar year, whether successful in the competition or not. However, a researcher who applied for an Insight Grant in October 2015 may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2016, provided that the objectives of the research are different.

Please note that the application form for the current competition is not yet available, but will be posted on the SSHRC website shortly.

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