SSHRC Insight Development Grant

​Procedures and timelines for the SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Important Dates
Check with your Department/School

​Application package sent to Department Head/School Director office for review & approval

See below for application package details.

January 28, 2019

​Application package sent to Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office, hard copy or via email, for review & approval (FoM Internal Deadline).

January 29, 2019​Application package (printed if necessary), approved by Faculty, and taken to ORS (UBC Internal Deadline)
February 1, 2019 | 8:30am
​Applicant submits application on SSHRC research portal
February 4, 2019 | 4:30pm​ORS approves application on research portal (SSHRC Application Deadline)


For the 2019 SSHRC Insight Development Grant opportunity, the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has agreed with the Office of Research Services (ORS) on the following procedures/timelines:

  1. Your application package must be submitted to the Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office by Monday, January 28, 2019 for Faculty approval. You have the option of dropping off a paper copy or emailing it to the Faculty signature contact for your site. Note that Bryan Wong ( is the contact for Faculty approval for those located at the UBC Point Grey campus. See below for a complete list of the required items.
    NOTE: These documents will not be returned to you as they will be taken to ORS, who will approve your application on the SSHRC research portal.
  2. Your documents will be printed (if sent by email) and after Faculty approval, taken to ORS.
  3. Your application must be submitted via the SSHRC research portal no later than 8:30am on Friday, February 1st, 2019.
  4. ORS will electronically approve your application via the research portal for submission to SSHRC.

Please remember that you can continue working on your research proposal up until you submit on the research portal on February 1st, even after you have submitted your application package for Faculty approval.

Required Documents

Required Documents to be submitted to the FoM for the SSHRC Insight Development grant competition:

  1. Completed Research Project Information Form including the following signatures:
    1. the Principal Investigator
    2. Department Head or School Director
    3. Research Centre Director (if using research space within a Senate-Approved Research Centre, identified with an asterisk on the Academic & Research Units page)
    4. Life Sciences Institute Director (if using research space within the Life Sciences Building, but excludes researchers using space within the Centre for Blood Research)
  2. Identification page (page 1 of the application)
  3. Activity Details page (page 2 of the application)
  4. Summary of proposal
  5. Funds requested from SSHRC
  6. Funds from other sources
  7. In the case of cooperative projects, letters of support or committment from collaborating companies or institutions

If you are a UBC co-applicant, please review the ORS website for the SSHRC-specific Agency Application Requirements & Procedures to check for signature requirements.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Bryan Wong at the FoM (, or Donna Lei ( or Wendy Hudelson ( at ORS.