Dalhousie University, according to Maclean's, is "the research powerhouse of Atlantic Canada." The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie has a tradition of scholarly excellence dating back to 1818.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Office facilitates research in humanities, social sciences and performing arts at Dalhousie University, and publicizes the results and benefits of that research.
The FASS Research Office also works to raise the institutional and external profile of research activities in the Faculty.
The Faculty Research Office is overseen and operated by the Associate Dean (Research), working in conjunction with the Dean and the FASS Research Development Committee.
The Research Office
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Office facilitates research in humanities, social sciences and performing arts at Dalhousie University, and publicizes the results and benefits of that research. The Office facilitates research by:
- compiling and disseminating information on funding opportunities
- assisting with the preparation and editing of grant applications, administering internal funding support for newly appointed faculty, and providing advice on aids to scholarly publication and research dissemination
- fostering cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty and inter-institutional research linkages, and identifying areas of research strength in the Faculty
- working with Dalhousie Research Services to develop the university's research capacity and to monitor the effectiveness of research policies
- responding to changes in the external or internal culture affecting arts and social sciences research
- presenting the research concerns of Faculty members to the senior administration, and to external agencies, granting councils and government
The FASS Research Office also works to raise the institutional and external profile of research activities in the Faculty through the Dalhousie Insititute on Society and Culture. Activities include:
- coordinating and publicizing an annual interdisciplinary Crosscurrents Seminars and the annual MacKay Lecture Series
- organizing periodic exhibitions or displays of the results of scholarly research and creative work by faculty members
- enhancing public awareness of the cultural, social and economic contributions made by arts and social sciences research