SSHRC’s peer-review system is protracted, opaque and unaccountable.
I failed to get a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council insight grant this year. Disappointing, but not surprising since nearly 80 percent of applicants came up short. Academics often experience failure in publishing and grantsmanship. It's part of the job. In this case, though, it’s how I failed, and what this says about accountability and peer review at SSHRC, that warrants consideration. (...) - University Affairs, by Daniel Robinson, July 3, 2013