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:
- Office of the Vice President (Research and International)
- Research at Carleton University
- Financial Services – Research Accounting
The Carleton University Research Office (CURO) offers guidance and access to application forms for internal and external research funding opportunities. CURO can assist with applications for sabbaticals, research and teaching achievements awards, travel awards, NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR. CURO also offers a guide to conducting research at Carleton University.
Read more about the research from FASS faculty.
The Other NFB
Often hailed as the birthplace of modern Canadian cinema, the National Film Board of Canada since 1939, has offered young creators a platform to act in, direct, film, and explore new ways of entertaining and... More
Crafting a Wiigwaas Chiimaan at Carleton University Art Gallery
From February to May this year, a group of Carleton University students under the careful guidance of Daniel "Pinock" Smith, a well-known artist and canoe builder from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, learned how to build a... More
Empowering People With Disabilities
In Grade 4, Paul Safi was the best goalie on the soccer pitch at school. By Grade 7, he would drop a pencil at his desk and not be able to find it on the... More
Helping to Find a Way Home for Ottawa’s Homeless
Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Jackie Kennelly has dedicated much of her academic career towards understanding and assisting those who are disadvantaged in Canadian society. In her qualitative research, Kennelly examines issues... More
Understanding Welsh to Standardize Inuktut
For the past several years, Kumiko Murasugi, Associate Professor of Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) and the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS), has been providing linguistic support to the national... More
In 2015, Canadians reacquainted themselves with the expression “Trudeaumania.” After ten years of Conservative Party rule under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the election of the Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau as the nation’s... More
Reassembling Indigenous Heritage
Ruth Phillips is using digital technology to reassemble items of artistic, historical and linguistic heritage collected from the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes during four centuries of European contact. Phillips, Canada Research Chair in... More
Pursuing Food Sustainability in Canada’s High Arctic
To reach Gjoa Haven, one of the most northern Canadian communities in Canada’s high Arctic, you have to fly to Edmonton or Yellowknife, stay overnight, and then fly six-and-a-half more hours to finally arrive in... More
The Indocile Image: The Cinema of Med Hondo
Med Hondo is not only one of the foundational figures of African cinema, but also one of the most talented, radically versatile and profoundly influential directors from the continent. A retrospective and international symposium on... More
New IAS Director Pius Adesanmi
Director of Institute of African Studies (IAS), Professor Pius Adesanmi has been recognized for his celebrated new book of essays on Nigerian politics and culture, titled Naija No Dey Carry Last: Thoughts on a Nation... More
Diasporic Identities in South Africa
As part of its commitment to serve as a national and international leader in the burgeoning field of Migration and Diaspora Studies, Carleton University is proud to support graduate research that explores the the social,... More