A ‘Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts)’, has been established. This fund will provide support either in the form of salary stipends or a grant (provided through a research/professional development account) for scholarly and creative work or professional development undertaken by eligible Adjunct Members.
The Fund shall be administered by a sub-committee of the JCAA. The sub-committee shall determine the frequency of competitions (which shall be a maximum of three per academic year - normally around the end of May, September, and January) and the form and deadlines for application to the Fund.
It is the intention of the Parties that the Fund be used to support as many deserving applications as possible. In making awards from the Fund, the sub-committee shall give consideration to the relative merits of proposed applications and projects and to other sources of funding available to the applicant.
Adjunct Members may make more than one application in any year but no more than $2,500 per year shall be awarded to an Adjunct Member who is teaching one (1.0) or less full course equivalents per year and no more than $5,000 shall be awarded to an Adjunct Member who is teaching more than one (1.0) course equivalents per year.
Adjunct Members who have previously received awards from the Fund shall submit a report to the sub-committee of the JCAA on the progress or completion of the scholarly or creative work, or professional development as set out in their applications to the Fund.
Post-Doctoral Fellows are not eligible to apply to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development while holding an appointment as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queen’s University.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER SESSION IS JUNE 1, 2015.
The Application Form can be accessed by clicking the link. Please read the application instructions carefully and ensure that your submission is complete.
Congratulations to the following Adjuncts who were awarded funds in the Fall Term, Fall/Winter Session:
Read about how Michel Szczesniak - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:
"The Fund for Scholarly Research & Creative Work & Professional Development has been an ongoing source of assistance for me since 2001. In my capacity as a Continuing Adjunct Lecturer of Piano & Accompanying in the School of Music, I have had many projects within and outside the department such as concerto appearances with the Kingston Symphony, recitals with colleagues from the School - the Faculty Artists Series, the Kingston Chamber Ensemble - and promoting new works by Canadian composers. I've also assisted aspiring young professionals through recital work, auditions (live and recorded) and competitions. My work as a composer has been rewarding through the Fund's support of premiere performances, commercial recordings, archival recordings and preparation of scores for performances. The diversity of these projects and the Fund's continued support serve to enhance my growth as musician and teacher."
Read about how Frank Halligan - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:
" I have been a Faculty Liaison and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen's Faculty of Education since 2009. This year, the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development provided me the opportunity to partake in the International Conference on Teaching and Learning hosted by Florida State College. This conference widely attended by academics from across the U.S. and Canada introduced me to the Teaching and Learning Centers and their mission at Colleges and Universities. Many of the topics covered in this conference can and will be applied and shared at Queen's Faculty of Education. As we embark into a new programme in 2015, it is essential to be aware of varied and exciting approaches to teaching and learning. This conference provided that opportunity. In addition, it encouraged me to seek out our own Centre for Teaching and Learning and become involved with the conference that Queen's is hosting in June of this year. The conference that I was able to attend, as its focus, examined Active Research and Active Learning strategies that should be incorporated into the work that we are doing with the Queen's teacher candidates as they prepare for their entry into the school systems beyond Queen's. Cooperative learning and adult based pedagogy were also emphasized which reinforced many of the principles used by our lecturers at the Queen's Faculty of Education. I shall be producing an overview of the conference and its key aspects for all colleagues in the Professional Foundations course. By getting involved in our own Centre for Teaching and Learning I can share what I was able to gain and provide volunteer help for the work being done at the Centre. All of this was due to a $1900 grant awarded to me by the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development. The benefits that I have accrued from this grant will impact my teaching and involvement in the immediate future. It is my hope that I shall be able to provide for my colleagues some of the aspects of this conference that have aided me professionally. I encourage adjuncts at Queen's to consider this chance at professional growth by applying for funding from the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development. It is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed."
Read about how Wendy Powley - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:
"What great things could you do with a small investment in your professional development? I have been a research associate and adjunct lecturer at Queen's since 1992. Although I have been fortunate to have numerous opportunities for growth and development provided through my research appointment, the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development has afforded me some independence to explore areas outside of our research area. In 2010, I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference (GHC); the largest international conference for women in computing. This was a fantastic experience that raised my awareness of the severe lack of female participation in the high tech sector. I was inspired (along with our Women in the School of Computing (WISC) group) to spawn the inaugural Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing (ONCWIC) which was held here in Kingston in October, 2010. The goal of this event was to provide an experience similar to the GHC for female computer science students in Ontario and to grow the network of female computer scientists within the province. ONCWIC is now in its fourth year, having been hosted by a unique university each year. The conference is attended by close to 200 women per year and is inspiring youth outreach activities across the province and raising awareness of need to attract more women to the field. As a result of our efforts, the percentage of women in the School of Computing exceeds the national average by more than 20%. Other universities consult with us for advice on how to recruit and retain female students. For my work in this area, I was awarded the inaugural Queen's Equity award in 2012. All these accomplishments were due to a $2500 grant awarded to me by the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development. This is a perfect example of how far a small investment in an adjunct’s professional development can go. Not only did I personally benefit from the experience, but it inspired me to inspire others and effect change not only at Queen's, but within the province. I challenge you to seek out professional development opportunities that would be beneficial and inspiring to you and to apply for funding from the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development to take advantage of these opportunities."