SSHRC 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. Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives. Long-term support for research is offered through SSHRC’s Insight Grants.
Proposed IDG projects may involve, but are not limited to, case studies; pilot initiatives; and critical analyses of existing research. Projects may also involve national and international research collaboration, and may explore new ways of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge within and across disciplines and sectors. The primary objective of the project cannot be curriculum development, preparation of teaching materials, conference/workshop organization, digitization of a collection or creation of a database.