Large Grants

Professional Development Large Grants

Members can apply for up to a maximum $7500 in funding for research and training activities under CUPFA PD Large Grants. 

The categories for Large Grants are as follows:

  1. Conference Attendance
  2. Conference Presentation
  3. Workshop/Training
  4. Preparation of Art 
  5. Research
  6. Preparation of Manuscript
  7. Other

To be eligible for CUPFA PD Large Grants members must have a minimum of 18 seniority credits as of the current seniority list posted under ‘Part-time faculty positions’ on the Employee Services section of the Concordia Portal (

In accordance with Concordia’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 or 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 CUPFA PD Large Grant Applications 

  • April 01
  • October 15
  • January 15

Deadlines falling on a weekend will be extended to the following Monday.

Application: electronic application should be submitted  to:

All files must be compiled in one PDF document in the following order:

  1. CUPFA Large Grant application form
  2. Completed budgets (you must use CUPFA budget forms)
  3. Project Description & Description of how the activity will enhance your teaching
  4. Official conference and training information
  5. Travel quotes from University travel agencies (or other travel quotes when applicable)
  6. Seniority list (include only one page)
  7. Curriculum Vitae  
  8. Signature of Department Chair

Size: Your electronic submission must not exceed 10 MB in size.  

Merge: To merge your PDF documents:

File name: Must be – LastnameFirstname_yymm (e.g. DoeJane_21Oct)

Acknowledging CUPFA Professional Development Large 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 CUPFA Collective Agreement, 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. PDF files opened in Acrobat Reader are editable and have an auto-calculate function. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from any web browser. Please 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
»  pd_form_application

Proposed Budget Travel
 »  pd_travel

Proposed Budget Conferences, workshops, training, etc.
»  pd_conference

Proposed Budget  Preparation of art, music, etc.
»  pd_arts_music

Proposed Budget Research
»   pd_research

Proposed Budget Other
Please use this form if conferences, travel, preparation of art, or research does not describe your project
»   pd_other

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» Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)