Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants

Queen’s Application Development Milestone Guide

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

August 4, 2021   

University Research Services (URS) Notice of Intent (NOI) Deadline: 

URS confirms applicant eligibility at this stage and compiles an email distribution list to communicate directly with applicants.

Application resources are below.

August 14, 2021

Applicants should issue Co-applicant / Collaborator invites via their SSHRC application by this date to allow team members sufficient time to complete their invitations.

August 19, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 pm

SSHRC Insight Grants Funding Opportunities webinar (English).

August 20, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 pm

SSHRC L’occasion de financement des subventions Savoir (French)
August 27, 2021

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 27. 

September 10, 2021   
  • Co-applicant / collaborator invites complete.
  • Funds from Other Sources: applicants to provide email confirmation of commitments to URS from relevant authorized authority (if Queen’s, Department Head or Associate Dean Research).
September 17, 2021   

University Research Services Administrative Review Deadline

  • Completed Insight Grant applications are to be submitted to University Research Services electronically via the SSHRC web-forms 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. An approved TRAQ entry is required before the application can be submitted to SSHRC.
October 1, 2021

SSHRC Insight Grant Deadline: 

All applications must be received by SSHRC. University Research Services forwards applications electronically to SSHRC.

SSHRC Insight Grant Webinar: August 19, 2020

Webinar Slide Deck (PDF 909 KB)

Peer Research Consultants

The Vice-Principal (Research) portfolio 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. 


2021 Insight Grant Boot Camp

Session 1: Compelling Project Summaries, and Detailed Descriptions

 Session 1 Slide Deck (POWERPOINT 280 KB) 
 Session 1 Video Recording

Session 2: Creative Knowledge Mobilization, Student Training Plans, and Effective Budgeting

 Session 2 Slide Deck (POWERPOINT 227 KB) 
 Session 2 Video Recording

Contact Information

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


 Helpdesk Web Form

613-533-6000 ext. 78426

Other SSHRC Funding Programs

See  SSHRC's Upcoming Deadlines.