Research and Scholarly Works

About Us

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.

Research News

To see additional Research News, including the items listed below, visit https://chss.gmu.edu/articles/category/research.

The Saving Lives and Decreasing Health Disparities Project

The Saving Lives and Decreasing Health Disparities Project

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.

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Making sure we get it right!

Making sure we get it right!

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!

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IDIA AI Innovation Symposium

IDIA AI Innovation Symposium

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.

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CHSS pre-award updates

CHSS pre-award updates

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).

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Virginia Climate Center receives funding

Virginia Climate Center receives funding

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.

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Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

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.

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