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.
For externally funded research, expansions in research staffing now include a college-based Pre-Award Research Administration team. 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 streamlined this important avenue of support for our researchers.
Questions and comments regarding the CHSS Research website? Please contact Dr. Michele Schwietz, Associate Dean for Research.
George Mason University will expand its research and real-world impact in Northern Virginia with The Saving Lives and Decreasing Health Disparities project that was made possible by the efforts of U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) that will play a critical role in addressing the mental health needs of young people in Northern Virginia.
CHSS pre-award research administration will feature timely and important updates related to external proposal submission on a regular basis. Read on for information about NSF's use of SciENcv and shutting down FastLane; NIH data management and sharing policy (and where to go for help with writing data management and sharing plans); Mason's RAMP implementation; and CHSS proposal submission policies!
The Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) symposium, to be held on February 3 from 9:30 -2:30 p.m. in Dewberry Hall (Fairfax), will bring together faculty from across the university to catalyze transdisciplinary research teams. The symposium is designed to foster substantial interactions with colleagues in a relaxed and fun format.
The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact (ORIEI) at Mason is offering two sessions on January 18, 2023 to familiarize researchers with the grant lifecycle process (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) and with grant seeking and grant writing 101 (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.).
CHSS Research has some important updates regarding our transition to college-based proposal submission support for those applying for external funding/sponsored programs (e.g. grants, contracts, and fellowships).
An interdisciplinary group of faculty that includes Edward Maibach, director, Center for Climate Change Communication, and University Professor of Communication, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Virginia Climate Center.
Sylvia Schreiner, assistant professor in the linguistics program, has received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to support her work documenting and supporting the Yupik language on St. Lawrence Island.
University Professor Edward Maibach, director of Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. The Academy recognized his research, leadership, and work to educate the public on the health risks of climate change and need for immediate climate solutions.
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John G. Zenelis has announced the award recipients for the 2022-23 Fenwick Fellowships: Huwy-min Lucia Liu, assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, and Jesse Kirkpatrick, research associate professor, department of philosophy and acting director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.