In November 2006, the right of sessionals to apply for SSHRC research grants was reaffirmed by the UofT.
To see the memo sent from the Vice-President of Equity and Human Resources to Department Chairs on November 27, 2006, confirming sessionals’ eligibility to apply, please click HERE.
In the most recent round of bargaining in 2009, it was affirmed that Sessional Lecturers are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators on research grant applications where they meet the University’s Guidelines for Principal Investigators. If you have any problems applying for grants, including SSHRC, please contact the Union.
Guidelines for principal investigators can be found HERE.
NB: Sessionals are covered by the “exceptional circumstances” clause.