Professional Development Grants
Members can apply for up to a maximum $6000 in funding for research and training activities under Professional Development Grants. The categories for Professional Development Grants are as follows:
– Conference Attendance
– Conference Presentation
– Preparation of Art/CD
– Preparation of Manuscript
To be eligible for Professional Development grants members must have 18 seniority credits or more as of the current seniority list posted under ‘Part-time faculty positions’ on the Employee Services section of the Concordia Portal (myconcordia.ca).
In accordance with the University’s Conflict of Interest Policy, members must disclose when they are hiring a Related Party, provide a written justification that outlines the Related Party’s qualifications and convey any financial benefit to the overall cost of the project. ‘Related Party’ means a Member’s immediate family member (spouse, child, parent of sibling), or other person living in the same household, or any other person with whom the Member shares a financial interest, either directly or indirectly.
Deadlines for Professional Development Grants
Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST
If the deadline falls on a weekend, the date of application will be extended to 3 p.m. EST the following Monday.
The large grant application and budget forms are available below and hardcopies can be found outside the CUPFA office. Make sure you read the Professional Development Guidelines carefully to ensure your project and related expenses are eligible.
Members can apply for Professional Development grants electronically by sending your submissions to the following dedicated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting your application electronically all of your files must be compiled in one PDF document in the following order:
– CUPFA large grant application form
– completed budgets (you must use CUPFA budget forms)
– full description of project
– statement describing how the activity is related to or will enhance teaching
– additional budget Information
– official conference and training information
– travel quotes from official University travel agencies
– other travel quotes when applicable
– seniority list (only include one page)
– letter of reference from your Department Chair or Chair’s designate (this can be sent to CUPFA separately)
Please refer to the large grant application form for more detailed information regarding the above categories. Your electronic submission must not exceed 10 MB in size. To merge your PDF documents go to: https://www.pdfmerge.com/
It is important to name your file as follows: LastnameFirstname_yymm
It is highly recommended that members submit electronic applications prior to the deadline in case of unexpected technical difficulties. You will receive an automated message indicating that your email has been received, however it is members responsibility to ensure that the appropriate document has been attached.
Members can also submit paper applications for large grants. When submitting paper applications, you must submit 5 COLLATED COPIES (NO FOLDERS OR COVER LETTERS; USE A CLIP NOT STAPLES) TO: CUPFA – 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Annex K, Suite 340, H3G 1M8, by the appropriate deadline: 3 p.m. EST, April 1, October 15 or January 15.
Acknowledging CUPFA Professional Development Grants
If you receive a grant, you are required to acknowledge the support from Concordia University Part-time Faculty Professional Development in any publication, exhibition, catalogues, invitations, film, CD, etc. produced as a result of the award. (see Article 17). This recognition must be equal to that given to other funders, sponsors or donors for similar support. In addition to the written statement you must include the CUPFA logo in your acknowledgement.
CUPFA Professional Development Forms
To apply for CUPFA Grants, please download and fill out the application form and appropriate budgets. If you open the PDFs in Acrobat Reader in addition to being editable an auto calculate function is activated. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from any web browser. We recommend that you DO NOT use Preview. While it will work the software appears to corrupt the PDFs, and the date field and auto calculate functions are disabled.
Fund Grant Proposal
Proposed Budget Travel
Proposed Budget Conferences, workshops, training, etc.
Proposed Budget Preparation of art, music, etc.
Proposed Budget Research
Proposed Budget Other
Please use this form if conferences, travel, preparation of art, or research does not describe your project
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