SSHRC Insight Grants Fall 2018 Competition

The SSHRC Insight Grant application materials are now available on the SSHRC website.  Please see the attached information regarding application timelines and resources.  Contact Leslie Cudmore (lcudmore@upei.ca) if you wish to be added to an internal list in order to receive direct communications and updates regarding this competition.    

Please note the following key points for the October 2018 competition:

Value and Duration

The maximum value of an Insight Grant is $400,000, over two to five years.  Applicants may choose one of two streams when applying for an Insight Grant, depending on the amount of funding required: Stream A for requests between $7,000 and $100,000, and Stream B for requests between $100,001 and $400,000.  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.

UPEI Deadlines

Applicants are required to submit a penultimate copy of their complete application with a UPEI Research Funding Administrative Approvals form by Thursday, October 11th in order to obtain the signature of the Vice-President, Research.  Please ensure that the approvals form is circulated in advance of this deadline in order to obtain signatures of the Chair and Dean.

In order to provide the Office of Research Services sufficient time to access and submit applications, applicants are requested to submit online before noon on Monday, October 15th.

Multiple applications

Normally, researchers may not apply, as an applicant, for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year.  However, given the recent launch of Insight Grants Stream A, researchers who applied unsuccessfully for an Insight Development Grant in February 2018 may apply for an Insight Grant in October 2018.

Please see SSHRC's regulations regarding multiple applications and holding multiple awards for more information.

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