The College Research Office

The College of Social and Applied Human Science (CSAHS) promotes the University of Guelph's reputation as a research-intensive university.  Research in the College reflects many theoretical perspectives and methodologies; demonstrated by our diverse research areas and projects.  The College Research Office provides the following resources and support to College faculty and staff: 


College Research Office (CRO) Support:

  • Vetting applications for compliance with both institutional and funding sponsors’ policies and guidelines
  • Searching for potential funding sources
  • One on one support in regards to institutional grant applications such as Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) infrastructure funding
  • Mentorship of new faculty hires
  • Peer reviews of faculty grant proposals and applications
  • Guiding budget development of large collaborative grant applications
  • Support for nominations of researchers for national and international prestigious research awards such as the Royal Society of Canada, SSHRC Gold Medal etc.
  • Project management of research infrastructure funded projects
  • Support and guidance on knowledge mobilization activities
  • Enhanced College Research Office Website as an updated resource for faculty


Research Highlights:

  • Over $5 Million revenue in the 2016-17 Annual Report.
  • $2,170,381 recieved in Tri-Agency funding.
  • $1,956,817 in other types of funding (government, business & industry, not-for-profit & charitable organizations, OMAFRA, private organizations).
  • 30 Active Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Labs (valued at $12.4 million).
  • 8 Active Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Holders, including: 2 Tier I; 4 Tier II (valued at $4.8 Million)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Gold Medal; Trudeau Fellowship; Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars (Artists and Scientists).
  • 3 Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).


College Research Office Contacts

Location: MacDonald Institute (MINS) 105