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2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grants announced

This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences had a 67 per cent success rate in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants for early-stage research projects. This rate far exceeds the national success rate and speaks to the high quality of innovative research happening in the Faculty.

Aug 25, 2020

The Insight Development Grants enable emerging and established scholars to develop new research questions and experiment with new methods, theoretical frameworks and ideas. The grants play a critical role in research innovation and offer new researchers a foundation on which to build their research careers.

Congratulations to our colleagues on their success:

Nicole Dalmer (Health, Aging & Society), Aging in place with public libraries: Mobilizing social infrastructures for social inclusion – $60,449

Lisa Kaida (Sociology), Occupational segregation trends in Canada – $67,900

Tara La Rose (Social Work), Behind closed doors? Understanding sousveillance video making and social media advocacy in mandated social welfare services – $55,589

Zachary Mahone (Economics), Quantifying the impact of redlining on the racial wealth gap in the United States – $61,851

Casey Scheibling (Sociology), Fathering, masculinity, and mental wellness: Examining how gender expectations constrain or encourage fathers’ parental involvement and psychological wellbeing – $41,877

Arthur Sweetman (Economics), Homecare preferences among South Asian seniors in the Greater Hamilton Toronto Area (GTHA): a discrete-choice experiment – $44,898

We also commend the six Social Science researchers who were successful as co-applicants or collaborators on funded projects: Bettina Brueggemann, Meridith Griffin, Laura Grigolon, James Gillett, Clifton van der Linden and Sophiya Garasia. The complete list of Insight Development Grant recipients is available on the SSHRC website

These projects began on June 1, 2020, and end on May 30, 2022. We wish our researchers well in these endeavours.

Applications for 2021 SSHRC Insight Development Grants are due by February 2, 2021. Visit the SSHRC website for a complete list of competition deadlines and contact the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Support Team to begin your application process.