Funding from federal government agencies is the lifeblood of university research. This is particularly true of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and its flagship Insight Grants program.
To assist faculty with the application process, the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Brock University Library’s Building Better Research series is hosting an online webinar, Insights into Insight Grants, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
SSHRC Acting Senior Program Officer Eric Bergeron will present details about the Insight Grants program, while ORS Research Officers Vincent Annibale and Ronnie Morris will cover Brock-specific procedures and other items.
Insight Grants have supported Brock researchers for many years. For instance, in the most recent competition, eight researchers from four Faculties were awarded more than $1 million for a variety of research projects.
“SSHRC’s investment in our research enables our scholars to contribute valuable insights into our collective understanding of a wide range of challenges faced in society,” says Brock’s Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon.
The Insight Grant program provides funding for three to five years for research excellence that accomplishes a number of goals, including building knowledge and understanding, supporting new approaches to research and providing training experiences for students.
Recipients are judged worthy of funding by fellow researchers and/or other experts. The research can be conducted individually or by teams.