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The CISC is committed to supporting research programs at leading Canadian universities as part of its mandate to support the development of expertise, knowledge and innovation in steel design and construction. The variety of research programs and centres that we support at leading Canadian universities include: 

Research Grants

The University Research Grants program was created to support the research at Canadian Universities and Technical Colleges on topics that are considered to be of interest and importance to the steel industry.

Over 100 research grants have been awarded since 1995 to full-time members of engineering faculties of Canadian universities. As of 2016, the program has been opened up to qualified Technical Colleges.

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.

The total value of grants awarded in 2016 is $99,600 and was announced in May.

Grants Awarded (Projects) by Researcher and Year

List of Grant Recipients and Projects from 1995 to date (PDF)

2017-2018 CISC Research Grant Brochure (PDF)

Suggest a Research Topic (PDF)


H.A. Krentz Research Award

The principal researcher of the highest ranked proposal receives the H.A. Krentz Research Award and a gift of $5,000. The recipient is invited to accept the Award at the CISC Annual Conference. Recipients are tagged in the List of Research Projects and on the Grant Recipients pages.

Chairs and Centres of Excellence

Andre-Picard Leadership in Education Chair, University of Laval

CISC Centre for Steel Structures Education and Research, University of Alberta  [News