The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Fund

The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Fund


Application Deadline: May 15, 2022 for the June disbursement


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 Fund (PD Fund) 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 Fund 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.


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


*Must be a member of WUFA who is employed by the University of Windsor for the entirety of the grant term.


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.


Please obtain signatures (electronic signatures accepted) and submit by email with subject line: PD Fund Application June 2022. The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism PD Funds 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. Applicants are asked not to submit paper copies.


Apply to: vpedi@uwindsor.ca

Application: /vp-equity-diversity-inclusion/sites/uwindsor.ca.vp-equity-diversity-inclusion/files/pd_funds_application_2022_0_0.pdf

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