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Apply for ROSA release

The ROSA program provides permanent teaching faculty the opportunity to apply for one of the following streams:

Research Release (RO)

One-section course reduction in teaching load for the purpose of completing a research project which is too substantial to be completed as part of one's regular workload.

RO Handbook

Scholarly Activity (SA) Release

One-section course reduction in teaching load for the purpose of completing a scholarly activity project which is too substantial to be completed as part of one's regular workload.

SA Handbook

Scholarly Activity Grant (SA-G)

Funding to support a research or scholarly activity project when there is evidence that the project cannot be completed due to the exhaustion of other funding (e.g. external grants).

SA-G Handbook

Apply by October 31

ROSA applications must be submitted electronically through ROMEO by October 31 of each calendar year.

In situations where October 31 does not fall on a business day, the deadline is the first business day following October 31. Late, incomplete, and incorrectly-submitted applications will not be accepted.

Special cases

  • Major grant holders may receive one release and are required to fill out the "Research Option Application for Grant Holders" form‌ in ROMEO by October 31.
  • Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) funding applicants who apply for a ROSA stream may be eligible for release if their Tri-Council application is unsuccessful.

ROSA support

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How to submit a ROSA application

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Choose your stream and apply

Determine which application stream best fits your proposal and fill out the appropriate form found in ROMEO, UFV's ‌research administration tool. The application form includes instructions and guidelines. For assistance with ROMEO, find tutorials here, or contact ROSA.release@ufv.ca.

If you are a major grant holder, fill out and submit the Research Option Application for Grant Holders form‌ in ROMEO.

2

Notify your department

Notify your department head that you have applied for a release.

3

Submit your application

Once completed, submit your application in ROMEO.

4

What's next?

Once submitted, applications will be reviewed and distributed to the appropriate subcommittee.

The Teaching Faculty Research Option subcommittee and the Scholarly Activity Option subcommittee function as separate committees.

If you receive a ROSA release, you will need to submit a final research report at the end of the activity through ROMEO. Please refer to the handbook for more information.

Request for Changes to your approved ROSA application

To request changes to your approved 2020-2021 ROSA release project, complete a “ROSA Request for Change” event form in ROMEO (it will automatically be attached to your original application). See ROMEO tutorials for instructions.

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