The Research and Publications Fund Committee of the Faculty of Arts supports the dissemination of the highest-quality research by allowing researchers to become better known by presenting their research results at conferences. The contribution covers expenses to a maximum of $450 for Quebec, Ontario, New England, and New York State, $900 for the rest of North America, $1,200 for Europe, and $1,500 for the rest of the world. Each researcher is allowed a maximum cumulative grant of $1,500 per fiscal year – April 1 to March 31. Conferences within the National Capital Region are not eligible for this fund.
The Committee encourages applications by:
- Primary authors of co-authored publications
- Authors of original research
- Authors of presentations that have strong potential for publication
- Performing or creative artists who participate in activities analogous to conference presentations
Please note that researchers who hold Tri-Council funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator are not eligible for this funding program, nor are Research Chair holders.
The following documents must accompany the application:
- "RE" form, duly completed and signed by the applicant and the department chair;
- Completed Support for Participation in a Conference Form;
- Completed Estimate of Expenses form, showing budgeted expenses;
- Copy of the conference organizers' acceptance of the paper to be presented. If necessary, this approval may be added to the application file following the competition deadline. However, no advance grant funds or travel expense reimbursements can be disbursed without such proof of participation;
- Call for Papers.
- Up to date CV (last 8 years) in OCGS or UNIWeb format.
Applications must be submitted to a competition before the conference date.
Priorities and evaluation criteria:
Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis according to the following priorities and evaluation criteria:
1) New researchers (less than 5 years in an independent academic position or not yet tenured) participating in national or international conferences held in Canada or abroad.
2) Established researchers participating in international conferences held abroad and who meet one of the following criteria: (a) those who, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, submitted an application within the last two years to an external funding agency that permits funds to be used for travel, and whose application was not funded; or (b) those who held such a grant as PI or Co-I in the last year.
3) Established researchers participating in conferences held in Canada and who meet one of the following criteria: (a) those who, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, submitted an application within the last two years to an external funding agency that permits funds to be used for travel, and whose application was not funded; or (b) those who held such a grant as PI or Co-I in the last year.
4) Established researchers who did not submit an application as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator within the past two years to an external funding agency that permits funds to be used for travel.
- Quality of the application;
- Outcomes resulting from previous grants (e.g. publications, development of a research network…);
- Other available funding for the project in question.
Applications must be submitted by email in a single PDF document which includes all elements of the proposal in the order listed above. If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next working day. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Submit applications to: Arts.Vice-Dean.Research-Governance.Assistant@uottawa.ca
The three competition dates during the academic year are: April 1, September 15 and December 1.
For further information, contact Kelly-Anne Maddox.