Research Option and Scholarly Activity (ROSA)
Scholarly activity and research option funding provides permanent teaching faculty the opportunity to apply for a one-section course reduction in teaching load when they have a project which is too substantial to be completed as part of their regular workload -or-
Faculty can apply for funding to support research projects when there is evidence that the project cannot be completed unless they receive additional funding to supplement what is available to them (e.g. external grants, etc.).
Faculty who hold a major grant receive one release and are required to fill out the Research Option Application for Grant Holders form in ROMEO by October 31 each calendar year. NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR applicants may apply for a research option release that, if approved, they may take if they are not successful in their Tri-Council application.
If you would like assistance with your application, email ROSA.email@example.com