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Graduate Cress Fellowships

The Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences (CRESS) supports empirical research and affiliated research labs in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Overall, CRESS aims to:

  • catalyze and support collaborative, problem-oriented empirical social science research, including that requiring data collection and analysis infrastructure;
  • enhance expertise and build capacity to support leading-edge social science research;
  • develop and sustain networks and partnerships with both academic and external communities (e.g. governments and municipalities, non-profits and social services, NGO’s, industry); and
  • provide students with the advanced analytic skills they need for their programs of research and for the academic, public, private and non-profit sector job markets.

In support of these goals, in 2017-18, CRESS is developing extracurricular training opportunities, research workshops & seminars, and supporting affiliated research labs in the development of programming to expand access to and use of existing research infrastructure. Part of this effort includes providing opportunities for PhD students through the CRESS Graduate Fellows Program.