Fund for Scholarly and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts)

Please find details about the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) below. 

The winter term application deadline is February 5, 2024. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the applicable term. Members may make more than one application in any year, but no Member shall be awarded more than their annual eligibility threshold of either $2500 or $5000 (based on teaching).  See Article 36.2 of the Collective Agreement for more information.

The fund runs on a May 1 to April 30 cycle and the application form is available here: https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/qufa/research-fund  

Some examples of requests that have been funded include:

  • attending conferences and workshops 
  • travel for archival research 
  • development of artistic practice
  • support of new or ongoing research.

Please use the current application form at the link above. Using an old form may cause the information you provide to be insufficient or inapt, and you could be denied funding because the Committee cannot properly assess your application alongside the others. Incomplete applications (missing pages or CV, budget form inadequately filled in, lack of signatures etc.) will not be considered. Please note that if application requests exceed funding, priority will be given to applications presenting at conferences over attending conferences 

Please also pay attention to whether a stipend or research grant is the most sensible way for you to request funding as the Committee will not second guess or change your choice. A stipend is paid and taxed like salary, whereas a grant is the reimbursement of actual expenses (list researched and anticipated dollar amounts in your proposed grant budget). 

The Committee tries to meet within a few weeks of the deadline and decisions will be sent out from the Faculty Relations Office a few weeks after that meeting. Late applications are generally not accepted; they may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances beyond your control (for example, being hospitalized at the time). Not having known of or remembered the deadline, or not having received a reminder, are not considered extenuating circumstances. 

Please pass this information along to other Adjunct faculty members you know at Queen’s just in case their address has not yet been added to the email list. The application page includes a list of the most recent recipients and descriptions from Adjunct faculty members about how they benefited from the Fund. We welcome others to add their stories. 

‚ÄčIf you have follow-up questions please direct them to Doug Nesbitt, Member Services Officer at: d.nesbitt@queensu.ca

Sincerely, 

QUFA Staff