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Reduction in Teaching applications for 2021-2022

Posted on: Oct 5, 2020

Please be advised that application forms for Reduction in Teaching for Research Purposes Awards for 2021-2022 are now available in Alfresco by clicking this link: Reduction in Teaching Award Application Forms

Eligible faculty members seeking a reduction in their teaching assignment for research purposes must submit an application outlining, in detail, the proposed research project to be undertaken.

Reductions in Teaching for Research Purposes are competitive awards adjudicated based on merit, from the recommendation of the Research & Faculty Development Committee.

Applications are currently being received for a period to begin in the following academic year (2021-2022).

Application Deadline

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at midnight. There will be no extensions to this deadline.


Application Procedure

  • Confirm your eligibility to apply for reduction in teaching assignment with your Department Chair or the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Review the Faculty Collective Agreement and the Guidelines, which include the Guidelines and a Checklist.
  • Complete the Application form. NEW for 2020: the application form is now a fillable PDF document that contains all sections of the application, and includes the Cover Page. Use the Application Checklist to ensure you have attached all the relevant documents.
  • Sign the Application, and obtain the signature of your Faculty Dean.
  • Submit the application form along with a single PDF attachment with all of the supporting documents, to the Research & Faculty Development Committee via email to research@concordia.ab.ca by November 15th.


Multi-year applications

Applications for Reduction in Teaching for Research Purposes that span up to 3 years may be submitted.


After submission

Applications will be evaluated by the Research & Faculty Development Committee and prioritized based on the merit of the proposals.  Applicants will be notified of the reduction in teaching assignment decision by the Vice-President Academic & Provost by January 15th.