All applications to the Insight Development Grant competition must be electronically submitted via the SSHRC Research Portal. Please follow SSHRC's application procedures described in the program outlines.
Monday, January 29, 2024, 8:30 a.m. PT
UBC internal application deadline
See procedure #3 below. You may continue to work on your online application after you have submitted the required paperwork to ORS.
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 12:00 p.m. PT
Applicant's e-submission deadline
See procedure #4 below. Your final application should be submitted via the Research Portal no later than this date.
Friday, February 2, 2024, 4:30 p.m. PT
While ORS makes every effort to submit all applications on time and to facilitate support for our research community, applications submitted after the UBC internal deadline are not guaranteed to receive an administrative review from ORS, which includes confirmation of application completeness.
Useful resource: Research Portal – Frequently Asked Questions
Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or a Canadian public holiday, the online application system will remain open on the next business day.
For UBC co-applicants, electronic acceptance of PI’s invitation to participate in the application meets SSHRC signature requirements, hence no sign-off is required. However, the UBC co-apps will need to determine with their Head/Faculty whether or not they need to review the application and sign. For External co-applicants, electronic acceptance of PI’s invitation to participate in the application meets the SSHRC signature requirement, hence no sign-off is required.
If you are a co-applicant on a grant application initiated by a PI at another institution, you must still submit a copy of the application with required UBC signatures for review, even though the application is being submitted to the agency by another institution.
Please check with your grant facilitator regarding faculty-specific requirements and/or deadlines.
You can e-mail or drop off the pages to the appropriate ORS location. Ensure you have collected ALL required internal signatures prior to submitting to ORS, and that the documents submitted to ORS are identical to your Research Portal submission.
- A signed UBC Research Project Information Form (RPIF). For UBC co-applicants, electronic acceptance of the Applicant’s invitation to participate in the application meets SSHRC signature requirements, hence no sign-off is required. However, the UBC co-apps will need to determine with their Head/Faculty whether or not they need to review the application and sign. For External co-applicants, electronic acceptance of the applicant’s invitation to participate in application meets SSHRC signature requirement, hence no sign-off is required.
- Identification page (page 1 of the application)
- Activity Details page (page 2 of the application)
- Summary of Proposal
- Funds Requested from SSHRC
- Funds from Other Sources
- In the case of cooperative projects, letters of support or commitment from collaborating companies or institutions
Submit your full application online using the Research Portal and SSHRC CCV by the above-stated applicant's e-Submission Deadline. To do this, the applicant must complete and link all the forms as described in the SSHRC instructions. First “Verify” to ensure the application is complete. Then click “Submit” to submit your application to ORS for online approval.
If all requirements are met, ORS will approve your application on the Research Portal by SSHRC’s deadline. ORS has read-only access to your application and cannot make changes. If the application is not approved, ORS will return it to you for changes. ORS is no longer required to physically sign applications submitted through SSHRC Research Portal.
Once ORS has approved your application, the status on the SSHRC Research Portal will change from "Received by Administrator" to “Received by Agency” (see Definition of Application Status #17). Material or revisions received under separate cover (before or after the deadline date) will not be accepted by SSHRC.