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

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.  Please consult Article 36.2 of the Collective Agreement for Faculty, Librarians and Archivist, for more information.

COVID-19 Pandemic Statement

We are currently in the midst of unprecedented times in the face of the COVID-19 with information changing and being updated daily, particularly with respect to travel. It is important to keep abreast of changes on the Queen's University COVID-19 Information website  https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/home Funding is subject to the limitations imparted by the public health advisories related to the coronavirus pandemic.  In the event of cancellation fees, these will be covered by awarded funds.  In addition, the Committee has agreed that a Member can propose a new project for their fund, if they are unable to complete their originally proposed research, creative work or professional development, and can request an extension to the deadline if necessary. This includes recipients of the Fall 2019 fund which has a deadline of August 2020. Any unused funds will go back into distribution for the next round.  The fund will be accepting applications for the next round as usual. 

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER SESSION IS JUNE 8, 2020.  The application form is available here: 

Application Form 2020-2021 (PDF) 

The Application Form is a fillable PDF. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for important instructions and Terms of Reference for additional information when submitting your application.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete with all required information, and note that your application will not be checked for completeness. Submit your application form electronically in one PDF document to fro@queensu.ca.

A Tools for Research at Queen's (TRAQ) DSS Form must be submitted if applying for a Research Grant in order to obtain your account number.  Please click on the link below to access an information sheet.  This must be completed prior to your application being submitted to the Faculty Relations Office as the five-digit TRAQ confirmation number must be included on your application prior to the application deadline.  Not including this number on your application will result in an incomplete application, and it will not be assessed by the Committee.  Please note that TRAQ numbers cannot be reused.  You must submit a new TRAQ DSS Form each time you apply.

It is also important to note that, following approval of your application by the Committee, you must upload your budget and initiate the approval process in TRAQ in order to receive your six-digit TRAQ Project Number.  This will allow you to claim receipts for your project.  Any questions should be directed to the TRAQ office (information in the link below).


Congratulations to the following Adjuncts who were awarded funds in the 2019-20 Fall Term:

  • Azouz Ali Ahmed
  • Alejandro Arouz
  • Robin Attas
  • Ugurhan Berkok
  • Jeffrey Brison
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Claire Cookson-Hills
  • Allan English
  • Nusa Fain
  • Francesca Fiore
  • Philippe Gauthier
  • Adonay Miguel A Guerrero Cortes
  • Robin Harrap
  • Anne Marie Levac
  • Heather Nesbitt
  • Shannon Perry
  • Beatrice Poletti
  • Wendy Powley
  • Cheryl Pulling
  • Ryan Randall
  • Douglas Reid
  • Matthew Rogalsky
  • Stephanie Roy
  • Sveva Savelli
  • Victoria Steele
  • Kathrin Tyryshkin
  • Dan Vena
  • Melanie Walker
  • Xiaoqiao Wang
  • Ruth Wehlau
  • Kornel Wolak

Read about how Phillipe Gauthier - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:

Thanks to the stipends from the Fund for Scholarly Research & Creative Work & Professional Development, I was able to complete my research project on the incorporation of social media into transmedia narratives through the creation of “official” accounts for fictional characters. It gave me the opportunity to share the outcomes of this research project in different ways: one book chapter in English, one article published in three languages (French, Spanish and Chinese), two peer-reviewed conferences (in Canada and in the US) and one keynote speaker invitation (in Japan). Attending those conferences enabled me to engage with experts and researchers in my field. This has a huge impact not only in my research (through constructive feedback on my work) but also in my teaching (by helping me keeping my courses at Queen’s University up to date with new research findings).

Read about how Paul Chipperton - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:

With the Canadian Government's very positive, consistent and considerable support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in our economy, it is important to understand the various forms of determining impact and value. However, these fields of study are notoriously difficult to develop meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

This Adjunct Scholarly award allowed me to attend the 2nd World Incubation Summit held at Ryerson University, where Swedish entity UBI Global presented their updated rankings for international Incubators and Accelerators. Several Canadian entities were ranked very highly. Subsequently, the fund facilitated a visit to UBI's HQ, where I spent a couple of days interviewing the executive team around how they had established baseline metrics for the rankings, and also how they had adapted them for the 2nd world summit to improve factors previously missed or ill-weighted. The fund also supported site visits with two other highly ranked Northern-European incubators, so I could see first-hand the environments, and interview their executive teams to gain a better understanding of how the rankings have influenced their strategic planning.

As an adjunct although I'm not paid for research, the fund has facilitated an increased depth of learning in the course I teach to AMBAs and MBAs around New Venture Management, Strategic Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and I'm very grateful. 

Read about how Lisa Sansom - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:

Thank you to the committee for allocating funds so that I could attend a conference in my field, hosted at the University of Pennsylvania. At that conference, I was able to hear from experts and researchers in my field, as well as engage with them directly as the conference was designed to be small and interactive. Speakers’ topics were wide-ranging and conversations were inspiring. I was able to incorporate some new research findings into my course and into my thinking about how I teach and design for future opportunities. I look forward to continuing my own learning and development with further conferences, as well as discussions with colleagues due to relationships I was able to create and renew at this event.