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Insight Award (Canada | humanities and social sciences)

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The Insight Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement arising from a single or multiple SSHRC-funded initiatives. It is given to an individual or a team of six people maximum (including the nominee) whose initiative(s) have significantly contributed to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world. The research outcomes must have led to demonstrable impact within the nominee’s fields of research and/or beyond the social sciences and humanities research community.

The award provides 50,000 CAD, which must be used within one year to further develop the initiative(s) being recognized, through research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities. A minimum of 10% of the award funds must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements.

A nominee must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a “protected person” under subsection 95(2) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, by the nomination deadline;
  • be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student;
  • hold or have held SSHRC funding relevant to the award category;
  • self nominations are not accepted;
  • In the case of a team, the nominee must be the principal investigator.

Nomination deadline is April 1, 2024 (8 p.m. EST). If a deadline falls on a weekend or a public holiday in Ontario, the online application system stays open until 8 p.m. (EST) the next business day.

Full application due:
April 1, 2024

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