Academic and Professional Development Fund

The purpose of the APTPUO Academic and Professional Development Fund is to promote research and participation in scholarly activities on the part of part-time academic staff (APTPUO members). Complete information regarding the Fund can be found in Appendix E of the Collective Agreement.

Here is the procedure for applying to the Academic and Professional Development Fund:

Send your documents to the following address: rt-acad-lr@uottawa.ca and putting the APTPUO in copy (info@aptpuo.ca).

In your application, you must make sure that the following information is included:

General Information :

  • Name, employee number, email address;
  • Type of grant requested (conference or research/publication);
  • Proof of APTPUO teaching at the University of Ottawa in the last 24 months (copy of TP form or contract preferred);
  • Detailed budget and other sources of funding, if applicable;
  • Updated CV.

For a conference request:

  • Conference name, type, dates, location, relevance, etc;
  • Type of participation (presenting or attending);
  • Proof of acceptance, if applicable;
  • Excerpt from the presentation, if applicable.

For a research grant request:

  • a two-page description of the research project (objectives, methodology, research schedule, importance, link with applicant’s current teaching and/or research activities or dissertation);
  • a letter of support from the applicant’s department chairperson or from an established researcher in the field stating that the research being proposed is a valid and meaningful contribution;
  • an itemized budget for funds requested (with justification): the budget may include items such as research supplies, photocopying, postage, and research travel; if a research stipend is requested either for the applicant or for a research assistant, the applicant must follow the rules for payment of stipends (Appendix “F”);
  • other sources of funding to which application has been made and results of such application.
For a publication grant request:
  • a two-page description of the work to be published, importance, link with applicant’s current teaching and/or research activities or dissertation;
  • information about publication grants requested from other agencies, as well as the reports of expert evaluators requested by such agencies, or where the texts of such expert evaluations are not transmitted to the person requesting the grant, at least the granting agency’s decision on the application, together with its reasons for accepting or rejecting the application;
  • an itemized budget, or where the work has been published, full details of publication costs, amounts paid, and sources of these amounts;
  • other sources of funding to which application has been made and results of such application.
The deadlines are as follows:
  • For Fall semester: August 1
  • For Winter semester: November 1
  • For the period from May 1 to June 30: March 1
  • For the period from July 1 to August 31: May 1

The University administration will give priority to members who have not received funding during the last academic year.