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.
Canada Falling Behind on Kid's Health
Physical Literacy is a Measure of an Overall Healthy Active Lifestyle and the Stats aren’t Good
Unsung Hero: Eldon Rathburn
For three decades, Eldon Rathburn composed music for films that helped define Canadian culture.
The Carleton Climate Commons
FASS community confronts climate change through the humanities and social sciences.
From Code to Culture
English professor Brian Greenspan discusses the increasingly symbiotic relationship between humans and technology.
States of Play
Film Studies Professor Aubrey Anable on technologized labour, casual gaming, and feeling through failure.
The Storytellers of Our Society
Professor Dan Irving researches trans people and communities as they navigate the Canadian labour force
The Origins of Exploring the Capital
History and Theory of Architecture Professor Peter Coffman and Instructor Andrew Waldron author an architectural guide to the City of Ottawa
The Fog of Our New Political Reality
Historian Jennifer Evans leads innovative tool and course to contextualize right-wing fascism past and present.
Remembering The Beaver Hall Group
Brian Foss, Professor of Art History, has spent the bulk of the last decade researching an unsung, but instrumental collective of Canadian artists knows as the Beaver Hall Group.
Discovering the Quran
College of the Humanities Professor Mohammed Rustom is a member of a team of distinguished scholars who authored a game-changing book that interprets the Quran.
The Surprising History of Katherine Parr
Professor Micheline White of the English and Humanities Department was working on a research project when she made an important discovery about Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII.
On Solid Ground
Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Chris Burn studies the effects of climate change on permafrost.
Understanding Welsh to Standardize Inukt
Associate Professor Kumiko Murasugi is assisting Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami‘s (ITK) Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq (AIT) Task Group.
Helping to Find a Way Home
Helping to Find a Way Home for Ottawa’s Homeless - Sociology Professor Jackie Kennelly leads the way to help the city’s young and homeless.
The Popular Culture Frontier
History Professor Mark Cronlund Anderson talks zombies, pop culture, media representation, and the relentless myth of the North American Frontier.
The Other NFB
Art History Professor Carol Payne curates exhibition on the NFB’s still photography meant to portray life in Canada.