The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) advances inquiry and teaching about our shared humanity and experiences, and engages scholars from across the college and university, and with external collaborators to address humanistic and social issues from a variety of perspectives.  The CHSS Research team in the Dean's Office works to showcase and support the research, scholarship and creative works (RSCW) across the college.  We work to provide support and guidance related to externally funded research, chartered research centers, and many college and university funded initiatives.

Our CHSS Pre-Award Research Administrators work with those interested in securing external funding for their research, scholarship and creative works.  Drawing upon best practices in research development and research administration, CHSS Research provides tools and resources to develop competitive applications that convey the importance and timeliness of the proposed work.  We also coordinate with CHSS Post-Award, and with Mason's Office of Sponsored Programs to facilitate and streamline this important avenue of support for our researchers.

 

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CHSS Community Impact

The humanities and social sciences are at the core of every great university. By teaching critical thinking, civic awareness, and career readiness, these disciplines establish a foundation for student success across all disciplines. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences contributes to George Mason University’s mission as an All Together Different top-50 public research institution in the nation.

Our Community Impact Report highlights the College's extensive community impact, as exemplified by our students, faculty, staff and alumni, who are making outstanding contributions across industries and communities.

We lead the way: one student, one graduate, and one partner at a time.

Latest News From CHSS Research

Apr16
SPIN Grant Database webinar

SPIN Grant Database webinar

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join William DeCocco from InfoEd Global for a webinar on how to maximize your use the SPIN database to identify funding opportunities.

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Past Events

Past Event
Apr8
Fenwick Fellow Lecture Series

Fenwick Fellow Lecture Series

Monday, April 8, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Fenwick Library, #2001

Please join us on Monday, April 8th at 1-3 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001), when Professors Emily H. Green (Music), Andrea Weeks (Biology), and Jacqueline M. Burek (English) will discuss their research findings from their fellowships.

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Past Event
Mar27
POSTPONED: An Evening with Keith Ellison

POSTPONED: An Evening with Keith Ellison

Religion, Politics, and the 2024 Election

Religious Studies

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Fenwick Library, Main Reading Room

A series on Religion, Politics, and the 2024 Election, co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Schar School of Government and Policy. This evening's speaker is Keith Ellison, first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, and currently Attorney General of the State of Minnesota.

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Past Event
Mar20
Data Management Plan Training Session

Data Management Plan Training Session

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Fenwick Library, 1014B

Welcome to the CHSS Pre-Award Lunch and Learn Series. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about writing a strong data management plan for your next sponsored grant proposal.

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