COVID Relief Fund for UWOFA Contract Faculty Members

Contract faculty members of UWOFA holding a limited-duties appointment or standing appointment are invited to apply for the new UWOFA Covid Relief Fund.

Application Submission: Please click here to complete the application form. The Cycle 1 submission deadline is October 31, 2020 by 6 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of this funding is to provide support for UWOFA Part-time faculty Members for teaching costs related to the purchase of hardware, software, home office equipment and/or furniture, and incremental increases in Internet costs.

Amount: UWOFA is providing one-time funding of $100,000 for Part-time faculty Members. Part-time faculty members may apply for an amount up to $500 in total from the CRF.

Administration and Adjudication: The UWOFA Committee for Contract Faculty is responsible for ensuring that the funding is advertised and for appointing a CRF adjudication committee. The CRF adjudication committee shall have five members, three of whom shall be members of the Committee for Contract Faculty, at least one who is a Part-time Member. Part-time Members who are members of the CRF adjudication committee may apply to the CRF but must recuse themselves from deliberations related to their application. The funding shall be advertised on the UWOFA website and to all Part-time Members on UWOFA’s contract faculty email list.

Eligibility: Only UWOFA contract faculty Members (those holding a Limited-Duties Appointment or a Standing Appointment) are eligible to apply for the funding. Each Member can submit only one application per cycle. There are two funding cycles of the CRF. Cycle 1 covers the period between March 14, 2020 and October 31, 2020. Cycle 2 covers the period between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. A Member who receives funding through the CRF is not excluded or encumbered by applications to other teaching-supporting funds from UWOFA.

Application: Applicants must submit a receipt(s) and a short explanation outlining the incurred expense(s) and indicate the amount of funding sought. All applications must be submitted by email to UWOFA (uwofa [at] uwo [dot] ca) with the subject title: UWOFA Covid Relief Fund.

Application Due Dates: For Cycle 1 applications must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. October 31, 2020. For Cycle 2 applications must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. April 30, 2021.

Conditions: Applicants must have taught at least one half-course during the dates of Cycle 1 funding for Cycle 1 funding. Applicants must have taught at least one half-course during the dates of Cycle 2 funding for Cycle 2 funding.  

Selection: The CRF adjudication committee shall determine the recipients of the funding within one month of the submission deadline and shall so advise the President.

Reporting: The Committee for Contract Faculty shall provide a brief report to the President on the applications which indicates the number of applications received and summarizes key areas for which relief funding was provided.

Approved by the Board of Directors – September 25, 2020