World-class Research in a Capital Location

Carleton University is located in Ottawa, Canada — the nation’s capital. This allows unique access to our researchers across many disciplines to such places as Canada’s national labs and museums, Library and Archives Canada, federal government departments, and of course, Parliament Hill.

Carleton has long been known as a university that promotes research excellence and connectedness, and enjoys partnerships around the globe. We are known as a leader in research that focuses both on tangible outcomes and the development of knowledge with longer-term impacts.

Through the building of sustainable communities, we foster new ideas to create a more sustainably prosperous future for Canada and the world.

FASS Support for Research and Teaching Initiatives

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recognizes excellence in the research and teaching initiatives of its faculty. To support these endeavours, the Faculty offers a number of opportunities designed to support and recognize the achievements of faculty members.

  • FASS Early Career Research Award (ECRA)
  • FASS Research Excellence Awards (REA)
  • FASS Teaching Development Awards (TDA)
  • Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship
  • Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
  • FASS Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs)

For more information on these awards, visit our award page.

Carleton Support for Research

Additional support for and information regarding research initiatives conducted both on campus and through research collaborations with external partners is available through the following offices at Carleton University:

The Carleton Office for Research Initiatives and Services (CORIS) offers guidance and access to application forms for internal and external research funding opportunities. CORIS can assist with applications for sabbaticals, research and teaching achievements awards, travel awards, NSERCSSHRC, and CIHR.  CORIS also offers a guide to conducting research at Carleton University.

Our Research

Read more about the research from FASS faculty.