University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

2020 SSHRC Insight Grants Competition

Full details about the Insight Grants competition and access to the application form can be found on the SSHRC website

Applicants are encouraged to consult the URS Application Development Milestone Guide

Competition Timeline: ***New SSHRC Deadline October 1*** 

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

4 August 2020

University Research Services Notice of Intent (NOI) Deadline: Faculty of Arts & Science applicants please email Applicants in all other Faculties / Schools please email Information regarding the application content is not required. URS confirms applicant eligibility at this stage, and compiles an email distribution list to communicate directly with applicants.

27 August 2020

University Research Services Full Review Deadline: Applicants requesting an OPTIONAL full review of their application by University Research Services are asked to provide their draft to URS no later than August 27th. Faculty of Arts & Science applicants please email your draft to Applicants in all other Faculties / Schools please email your draft to

17 September 2020

University Research Services Administrative Review Deadline: Completed Insight Grant applications are to be submitted to University Research Services electronically via the SSHRC online system for MANDATORY administrative review. University Research Services will return the application to the applicant for final editing following review.

Tools for Research At Queen’s (TRAQ): Applicants are advised to submit their TRAQ DDS form by this date for Department / Faculty approval (instructions PDF, 760 KB). An approved TRAQ entry is required by URS before the application can be submitted to SSHRC.

1 October 2020

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

University Research Services Insight Grants Boot Camp

22, 24, 26 June 2020;  10 – 11 am

This virtual three-part boot camp will introduce researchers to best practices for SSHRC Insight Grant applications. Research Projects Advisors Diane Davies and Adrian Kelly will guide researchers through key application components using examples from successful applications. Participants may attend individual sessions or all three.

June 22                  Compelling Project Summaries and Detailed Descriptions (PDF 303 KB)

June 24                  Creative Knowledge Mobilization and Student Training Plans (PDF 205 KB)

June 26                  Effective Budgets and Budget Justifications (187 KB)

Registration now closed. 

Questions? Please contact or

SSHRC Insight Grants Webinar

Awaiting details from SSHRC.   

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. 

Queen's Insight Grants Application Resources

SSHRC Insight Grants Application Resources

Contact Information

SSHRC Insight Grant Program: TRAQ Help Desk : University Research Services:

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.



Updated 23 June 2020