Council for Research in the Social Sciences

The Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) advances research and scholarship through the administration of small research grants awarded to faculty members through a peer-reviewed, transparent process adjudicated by a committee of faculty members that is Chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research.

Two streams of CRISS funding are available to support faculty members in the Faculty of Social Sciences: 

  • Research Proposal: These funds may be requested in order to support research and scholarship projects.
  • Event Proposal: These funds may be requested to support speakers, conferences, workshops, or other events that help to gather and/or disseminate knowledge.

Three CRISS competitions are held each year: October 1, February 1, and May 1.

This internal award is available only to members of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Information on eligibility, deadlines, and links to the application forms are available here (with Brock login).