Individual Development Award Applications

The application period for both the retroactive 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee Individual Development Awards (IDA) are open.

This year's IDA program provides up to $2,000 for UUP-represented employees to engage in up to two distinct activities that further professional development. Employees can submit a maximum of two applications totaling $2,000 in expenditures. (For example, one application can be for $1,238.00 and the second application can be for $762.00; both applications can total up to $2,000.) Part-time employees are particularly encouraged to apply because 15% of the IDA funds are set aside for these employees. The IDA Program is intended to assist eligible employees to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement. Funding may be provided to enhance teaching, research capabilities, professional knowledge and skills. Funding may not be awarded to purchase equipment or supplies or to support activities that are not related to the applicant's SUNY profession. (Note: Funding restrictions have changed over the last few years, so review the restrictions closely.) Please see the IDA Program Guidelines for more information. 

July 2, 2023 – July 1, 2024

Employees may be funded for up to two projects or activities, not to exceed a total of $2,000 for the period of July 2, 2023, through July 1, 2024. Complete the online Application

The Deadline for the 2023-2024 applications is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 14th, 2024.

The IDA program has changed. Awards reimbursement will follow the process outlined in the Accounts Payable Personal Reimbursement Procedure guidelines

Note: The application requires that you fill out a separate PDF and submit it to the Google form so that the committee can better keep track of all applications. The fillable PDF form can be found here

The Deadline for the 2023-2024 applications is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 14th, 2024. These decisions then need to be forwarded to NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees for secondary review. For questions about the program, contact Aaron Phelps via email or at 607-777-6460.