Insight Development Grant (IDG)

Key Aspects

Intended Recipients

Researchers involved in the initial stages of a short-term research project that is developing/exploring new research questions and/or approaches


$7,000 - $75,000


1 - 2 years

Who can help me?

For more information about this grant, please contact:

Dr. Craig Taylor

Research Partner, VPRI Research Partners Network
(780) 492-8056

Feb 2023 Competition Deadlines

  • Internal Peer Review Request and Submission Deadline
    • The Panel of SSHRC Reviewers in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities offer Internal Peer Reviews. Please see the CSSH website for deadlines.
  • RAS Internal Review Deadline
    • January 26, 2023 at 4:30 pm MST
  • Final Version Submission Deadline
    • By 10am of the SSHRC application submission deadline
  • SSHRC Deadline
    • February 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm MST

SSHRC Grant website

Visit SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) website for full details or contact IDG at or 1-855-275-2861

Learn more

Research Supports Available for this Competition

Insight Development Grant Boot Camps

Boot Camps typically occur in the Fall and are offered in both 2-day intensive and 5-day formats. These sessions provide participants with information on key sections of the Insight Development Grant application, strategies and advice, writing time, and opportunities to exchange their work with peers. Please note that these boot camps are not drop-in sessions; applications are required, and participants must be prepared to attend all sessions.

Polish Off That IDG! Writing Retreat

Usually scheduled in late January, the Polish Off That IDG! Writing Retreat gives participants the time to focus on the ultimate draft of their Insight Development Grant proposal.

Insight Development Grants Workshop

This workshop will help participants determine the most important points to emphasize in the key mandatory sections of their Insight Development Grant application.

Peer Review Services

U of A researchers applying as Principal Investigators to the Insight Development Grant competition are eligible to have their proposals reviewed by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities' Panel of SSHRC Peer Reviewers. For more information, please visit CSSH website for more details.

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