University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

2017 SSHRC Insight Grants Competition

Full details about the Insight Grants competition can be found on the SSHRC website.

Competition Timeline

Applicants are encouraged to check with their Department / Faculty for any additional deadlines.

15 August     

University Research Services Notice of Intent (NOI) Deadline
Please email indicating you intend to apply. Information regarding the application content is not required.

11 September    

University Research Services Optional Full Review Deadline

Applicants requesting an optional full review of their application by Research Services are asked to provide their application to URS no later than September 11. Faculty of Arts & Science applicants please email your application to Applicants in all other Faculties / Schools please email  your application to

2 October               

University Research Services Administrative Review Deadline
Completed Insight Grant applications are to be submitted to Research Services electronically via the SSHRC web-forms. Research Services can return the application to the applicant for editing following review.
Tools for Research At Queen’s (TRAQ) 

Please submit your TRAQ DDS form by this date for Department Head approval (instructions).

Faculty of Arts and Science Applicants: TRAQ DSS forms received after the Faculty deadline of 2 October (midnight) will not be approved by the Faculty for submission to SSHRC.

16 October

SSHRC Insight Grant Deadline
​All applications must be received by SSHRC. Applications are forwarded electronically to SSHRC by Research Services.

Peer Research Consultants

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) and University Research Services established the Queen’s social sciences, arts and humanities Peer Research Consultants program in 2015. Peer Research Consultants are faculty volunteers who receive up-to-date research information throughout the year from University Research Services and the Queen's SSHRC Leader. They assist colleagues in cognate areas in obtaining peer reviews of their proposals and in showcasing their research. We encourage you to contact the Peer Research Consultant for your cognate area to organize a peer review of your Insight Grant application. The list of Peer Research Consultants can be found here.

SSHRC Insight Grant Webinars

To view the SSHRC Insight Grant Webinar presentation, please click here (PDF, 8 MB).

Queen's Insight Grant Application Resources

SSHRC Insight Grant Application Resources

2016 Research Services Insight Grant Information Session Faculty Presentations

Contact Information

SSHRC Insight Grant Contact: TRAQ Help Desk : University Research Services Contacts:

613.533.6000 ext. 78426                          

  • Faculty of Arts & Science Applicants please contact Adrian Kelly, Research Projects Advisor

  • Applicants from all other Faculties / Schools please contact Diane Davies, Research Projects Advisor

Other SSHRC Funding Programs

See SSHRC's Upcoming Deadlines.