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Teaching faculty research & scholarly activity options

Research and scholarly work are part of the normal duties of UFV faculty. As a permanent teaching faculty, you may request a one-course or equivalent reduction in teaching workload if you have a project which is too substantial to be completed as part of a regular workload.

To be supported for a release, your proposed project must exceed the regular scholarly activities in which you are expected to be involved. Additionally, your project must involve approximately the same amount of work as the course or equivalent teaching workload from which you will be released. This release may be in addition to the release normally provided to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant holders.

The annual submission deadline is October 31. Applications are processed in the fall semester preceding the academic year in which the research/scholarly option occurs.

Visit the Research Option and Scholarly Activity information page on the Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies website to learn how to prepare and submit an application.

Frequently asked questions

Research and scholarly options are not eligible to be banked or paid out.  


If you are engaged in research projects expected to continue beyond any one year, you need to be aware that application for release must be made each year. You should indicate the projected length of the project on the original application for a research release. Each subsequent application should address the part of the project that you expect to take place in the year for which the release is being requested.


Scholarly activity projects are not normally supported beyond a single semester. You may apply in consecutive academic years for new projects. If the number of applications for approvable projects exceeds available funding, funding preference will be given to applicants who have not received funding from this source in the past year.


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