The 2016 Insight Development Grants (IDG) funding opportunity description is now live.
The IDG application form will be available via the Research Portal by early December 2015 and the application deadline will be February 3, 2016. As in past years, results will be available to institutions by the summer.
New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:
- Changes to the definition of an Emerging Scholar
- Elimination of the requirement for collaborator CCVs
- Longer section to describe the research team (“Roles and Responsibilities” module doubled to 7600 characters from 3800)
- Adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary committees when justified by the number of applications
- New resource: Preparing an Insight Development Grants research-creation application
- Social work, law and criminology moved to Group 4
Applicants who wish to begin preparing their application now can begin work on the offline modules:
- Detailed description: maximum 5-page attachment
- Timeline: maximum 1-page attachment
- References: maximum 10-page attachment
We also encourage applicants and co-applicants to complete their SSHRC CCV as soon as possible. Applicants should expect that creating a SSHRC CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment.
In addition, please note the changes to various SSHRC policies and initiatives:
Policies, Guidelines, Regulations and Related Information:
- The new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications has been integrated into IDG. For information, consult the updated Open Access landing page.
- New Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization, pertaining to all IDG grant applications, are available through the updated Community Engagement page.
- As has previously been announced, SSHRC has launched new Guidelines for Review of Aboriginal Research and a new Aboriginal Research Statement of Principles.
- See the Definition of Terms page for new definitions for “Aboriginal research” and “knowledge mobilization”, and for updated definitions of “emerging scholars” and “record of research achievement”.
Program Descriptions and Funding Opportunities:
- A new Joint initiative with Genome Canada, Societal Implications of Disruptive Innovation, is available to IDG applicants.
- Note: The Sport Participation Research Initiative will not be available to IDG applicants this year.
For technical questions please contact:
For Programs-related questions please contact:
Research Grants and Partnerships Division