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.  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.  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 Spring / Summer is June 5, 2023.  The application form is available here: 

The Application Form is a fillable PDF. Please refer to the Application Guidelines (Updated March 2023) for important instructions on how to complete the fillable PDF and other information 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

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 2022-23 Winter Session:

  • Ali Ahmed Azouz
  • Moez Ali
  • Dianne Baird
  • Ugurhan Berkok
  • Heather Braund
  • Susan Brogly
  • Anne-Renee Caille
  • Nancy Dalgarno
  • Tamara de Szegheo
  • Megan Edgelow
  • Anthea Fitz-James
  • Debra Haak
  • Tiina Kukkonen
  • Kevin Laughren
  • Katie Legere
  • Michael Lukaszuk
  • Sarvanez Moghaddam
  • Melissa Morris
  • Susanne Murphy
  • Heather Nesbitt
  • Meaghan Norris
  • Beatrice Poletti
  • Wendy Powley
  • Adrienne Shannon
  • Rebecca Stroud
  • Dan Tremblay
  • Jennifer Turnnidge
  • Morgan Wedderspoon
  • Kornel Wolak

Read about how Allan English - one of your colleagues - has made use of this fund:

"My current research focuses on culture change initiatives in the Canadian military over the past 30 years, particularly those intended to address aspects of Canadian military culture that have had an adverse effect on the health and wellbeing of military personnel, veterans and their families. I have presented my work to audiences at various fora, but particularly the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Canada (IUS Canada).  

CIMVHR is based at Queen’s and is the “focal point for 43 Canadian universities who have agreed to work together in addressing the health research requirements of the military, veterans and their families.” See the CIMVHR website ( for more details. I have been associated with CIMVHR since its inception in 2009 in various capacities, including member of its College of Peer Reviewers, member of its Scientific Planning Committee, Associate Editor of the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, and one of the team of instructors for the CIMVHR-sponsored graduate-level course (EPID 833, Queen’s University / MPA 583, Royal Military College of Canada, Fall Term 2012-2017). My scholarly activities related to military and veteran health issues began in 1999 and I have published a number of works on this issue as well as serving on committees that advised Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence, and the RCMP on mental health issues. My CIMVHR research activities are detailed in my CV and previous Completion Reports.

My latest professional development award allowed me to participate in the IUS Canada Conference 2022 held in Ottawa ON 21-23 October 2022. IUS Canada is a forum for the interchange and assessment of research and scholarship in the social and behavioral sciences dealing with the military establishment and civil-military relations. This conference had over 100 researchers and stakeholders in attendance. For this conference, I organized a panel titled “After Arbour: Making Culture Change in the Canadian Armed Forces” and presented a paper titled “After Arbour – “Reimagining” RMC” In addition, I participated in a number of roundtables and other discussions on the theme of the conference. I received valuable feedback from scholarly and professional attendees.

Overall, my participation in the conference made an important contribution to my scholarly work on issues related to culture change initiatives in the Canadian military over the past 30 years, particularly those intended to address aspects of Canadian military culture that have had an adverse effect on the health and wellbeing of military personnel, veterans and their families. I also use what I learned at the conference my graduate supervision and teaching of HIST-876 Canada at War, a course that examines Canadian society and the relationship between Canada and its armed forces.

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."