Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund

In 2017 UWOFA established the Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund. The purpose of this funding is to support the participation of UWOFA contract faculty members in professional development activities, academic conferences and research. Although many contract faculty members are active researchers, a large number do not have a research component in their employment contract and require additional financial support.

UWOFA provides $5,000 in funding each year, of which $2,500 is available for limited-term members (which includes Members in a limited-term appointment created under Clause 1.1 of the article Transition Provisions of the 1998-2002 Collective Agreement and Members on a limited-term appointment without a specified end date) and $2,500 is available for part-time Members (those holding a limited-duties appointment or a standing appointment).

A call for applications goes out each spring.

List of funding recipients


Robert Barney (Health Sciences)
Pejman Habibie (Education)
Olga Kharytonava (Arts & Humanities) Read Olga's Story
Khoa Nguyen (Science)
Karyn Olsen (Social Science)
Shannon Potter (Social Science)


Luke Arnott (Information and Media Studies)  
Robert Cockcroft (Physics and Astronomy)  Read Robert's Story
Jeremy Copeland (Information and Media Studies) 
Isha DeCoito (Education)  
Kane Faucher (Information and Media Studies)  
Peter Krats (History) 
Angela Pollak (Information and Media Studies) 
Geoffrey Stewart (History) 
Richard VandeWetering (Political Science) 
Nina Zitani (Biology) 


Andrea Allen (Women's Studies and Feminist Research) 
Laura Cayen (Women's Studies and Feminist Research) 
Andrew Iarocci (History) 
Lori Kirkpatrick (Education) 
Catherine E. Pratt (Classical Studies) 
Bridget L. Ryan (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) 
Jeffery Vacante (History)