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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 Research Grants program was created to support the research at Canadian Univerities 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. Details of the application requirements are provided in the CISC Research Grant Brochure.  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 for the 2017-2018 Grant competition is $95,950 and was announced on June 1, 2017.

H.A. Krentz Research Award

In addition to the CISC Research Grant, 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. The award is made in honour of H. A. Krentz who made significant contributions to the engineering profession, the development of codes and standards, the education of engineers and to the development of the Canadian steel industry.

Recipients are tagged in the List of Research Projects and on the Grant Recipients pages.