Research at the CSRS

Pressed wildflowers by Jacob Reimer.
Russian wildflowers collected by Mennonite Jacob Reimer in the 1910s-1920s. Reimer immigrated to Manitoba with 13 notebooks of pressed flowers, now housed at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg. Photo by researcher Susie Fisher.

Research at the CSRS

Research at the centre occurs within three contexts:

  1. collaborative team book projects;
  2. the CSRS fellowship program;
  3. participation in national or international research networks.

Team book projects

Team book projects at the CSRS are based on a methodology developed by founding centre director, Harold Coward. In this unique model of research, interdisciplinary teams of investigators participate in an extended process of collaborative writing and critique leading to the publication of highly integrated academic volumes.

CSRS fellowship program

Each year, the CSRS offers fellowships to emerging and established scholars with research topics related to the intersection of religion and society. Fellows conduct their research on-site in the centre and normally stay for periods of three to twelve months. CSRS fellows benefit from the interdisciplinary atmosphere at the centre, the administrative services provided by centre employees, and the atmosphere of collegial intellectual exchange. Learn more about our fellows and the research they perform by visiting the visit the current and past fellows pages on this site.

Research networks

Through our sponsored-research networks, we create strong teams of investigators to collaboratively measure, test and expand our understanding of the role of religion in society. Explore our research network connections by clicking the title above.

For additional details related to each of the CSRS's key research contexts, feel free to browse our Newsletters and Annual Reports.