The Research Grants program was initiated by the Steel Structures Education Foundation in 1995. Since the SSEF merged with the CISC in October 2014, this program is administered by the CISC.
Full time faculty of engineering or engineering technology programs at Canadian universities and colleges are invited to apply for a CISC Research Grant. Grants are awarded on subjects judged to be of value in advancing the use of steel in construction and are awarded at the discretion of the CISC Research Grant Committee on the merits of the applications received. Each grant is awarded for a one-year period.
SInce 1995, over 100 research grants have been awarded. The total value of grants awarded in 2015 is $94,200 and was announced in May, 2015.
The principal researcher of the highest ranked proposal also receives the H.A. Krentz Research Award and a gift of $5,000. The recipient will be invited to accept the Award at the CISC Annual Conference.
The CISC Research Grant Brochure 2016-2017 provides descriptions of suggested research topics, application requirements and conditions pertaining to the award of grants.
Suggestions for research topics can now be made by completing the CISC Research Topic Suggestion Form. Please return the completed form to Maura Lecce at firstname.lastname@example.org.