2021-22 Access Programs University Fund (APUF) Application Form

  • Project Overview

  • Project Participation

  • The following information is required for all Primary Investigators.
  • Provide one paragraph for each of the primary collaborators in the proposed project that states their position (academic or non-academic) and provides and overview of their relevant expertise.
  • Detailed Project Description

  • Why are you undertaking this project? What specific need will it meet, and how does it intersect with unit, division, and/or institutional access program goals? (750 words)
  • Provide a brief description of the expected outputs of the project. (250 words)
  • Who will benefit from this project, and how? (250 words)
  • How will you measure the success of this project? (250 words)
  • Provide a clear timeline, including major milestones and progress reports.
  • What are the plans for sustaining and/or sharing the project beyond the APUF funding limits? (250 words)
  • A short bibliography related to the development of the proposal. (250 words).
  • How will the feasibility of the project be evaluated. For example, evaluation could include insights, learnings, improved community relations, sustainability and feasibility of the project, impact on scholarly activity, impact on practice, etc.
  • Project Budget

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    Upload a PDF version of the APUF chart of funds and itemized expenses (available for download on the Provost's website).
  • Provide a summary of the major rationales and justifications for the type, amount and duration of funds requested. Include as much information as possible on the major expenditure milestones (250 words)
  • A description of existing university resources leveraged in support of the project.
  • Divisional Support

    • Expand/Sustain/Build Grants: A letter of support from the sponsoring division’s Dean or Principal is required.
    • Seed Grants: At a minimum, a letter of support from the head of the sponsoring academic unit is required.
    • Applications should indicate the level of financial supports provided by the division/department.
    • Seed grants and development grants must be signed by Dean of Division/Unit and/or Principal of Division where appropriate.
    • Applicants will be required to upload the letter of support as part of the final proposal process.
    • Proposals should outline implications and strategies for sustaining the project once APUF funds have concluded. In many cases, this will require a commitment by the sponsoring Division to review the project for ongoing funding upon the completion of APUF funds.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.