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 and students.
Music student Chris Santillán has been a dedicated fan of 1970s pop music legends ABBA for most of his young life. ABBA might not be the first band that comes to mind when pondering millennial... More
English Lit Majors on the Job: The Co-Op Option
Since 2012, the Department of English has offered a co-op option to its majors. While an undergraduate degree in literature might not seem like an obvious program to pair with co-op, the combination has proved... More
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
Despite the fact that the English Department’s Creative Writing Concentration was only formally established in 2011, the English Department at Carleton has a longstanding tradition of encouraging students in their creative writing efforts. For many... 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
Much has happened during my first nine months in the Dean’s office. Changes began toward the end of February last year when the Provost, Peter Ricketts, invited me to be Interim Dean of FASS for two... 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
A Relationship Called Canada
As Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples sharing the land we call Turtle Island, we are tasked with meeting head on the important challenge put before us by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 2015. In... 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