University's Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds

University's Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds

During negotiations for the 2021 collective agreement renewal, the parties discussed their shared commitments to the ongoing work of justice, equity, Indigeneity, anti-oppression, and inclusion needed to promote anti-racist and decolonized frameworks in scholarship and teaching to advance the core principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The Vice-President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VP-EDI), in consultation with the President of the Faculty Association, and the Windsor University Faculty Association Racial Justice Committee, established a diverse working group to develop the framework that will guide the implementation of Article U. 

The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds (PD Funds) provides one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for professional development activities in research and teaching through the life of the current Collective Agreement 2022-2026. The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds is comprised of two separate funds of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) each, one directed to scholarship and teaching in Indigeneity, and the other one directed to scholarship and teaching in anti-racist pedagogies. Funds are disbursed twice annually on March 15 and June 15.

All faculty, librarians, AAS, and sessional lecturers are eligible to apply for PD funds under Article U.

Each applicant may apply for up to $5,000.00. Awards of over $5,000.00 may be considered depending on the availability of funds. 

The deadline for the March 2022 disbursement is March 10th.

Applicants are asked not to submit paper copies.

Please obtain electronic signatures and submit by email (subject line: PD Funds Application.) Make your best case as clearly and briefly as possible so that it is understandable to an educated layperson. The review committee will consider applications from a variety of disciplines and seeks to allocate limited funds to applicants whose overall research/scholarly productivity are most likely to be enhanced.

Submit applications to: vpedi@uwindsor.ca

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