Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF)

Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF)

Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF) is open to all disciplines. BUAF provides faculty with seed research funding in preparation for future submission to an external funding agency and funding for special pursuits.

In general, only tenure or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply; however, Limited Term Appointment faculty may be eligible in special circumstances. Sessional instructors, professors emeriti, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, adjunct professors and students are not eligible.


Research Seed Grant
This grant provides seed funding for small-scale research or pilot projects which will be developed into mature research proposal submissions. Researchers must identify in their application how they will use the funds to seed a major research project and commit to applying for external funding to continue the work.
Max. award of $5,000 & Max. term of award: 1 year
Special Purpose Funds
This award provides funds for the following special initiatives (max. term of award: 1 year or as noted):
  • Subvention for scholarly books published by reputable scholarly presses
    Max. award $1,500
  • Manuscript preparation grants
    Max. award $1,500
  • Seeding peer review journals – created or edited at Brock University
    Max. award $2,000 annually
    Max. term of award: 3 years
  • Travel to international scholarly conferences (outside Canada, Mexico and U.S.A.)
    Max. award: $1,000
  • Occasional scholarly conferences and scholarly workshops to be held at Brock
    Max. award: $5,000

Competition Deadline Dates

MARCH 20 and NOVEMBER 20th annually

Forms (Revised 2015):

BUAF Research Seed Grant Instructions and Application Form

BUAF Special Purpose Grants Instructions and Application Form

NEW* All applications require three signatures:  applicant, Dept. Chair and Associate Dean
For more information, contact Brock Research Officer Tressie Dutchyn at x4004.