Individual Development Award Applications

Applications for 2020-21 Individual Development Awards (IDA) are now available. 

The IDA program provides up to $1,000 for UUP-represented employees to engage in activities that further professional development. Part-time employees are particularly encouraged to apply because 15% of the 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. Examples of activities contributing to professional development include travel to conferences, preparation of material for publication, and artistic or creative endeavors. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis and are not guaranteed.

There is one round of funding for Individual Development Awards this year, for projects and activities for the period of July 2, 2020 to July 1, 2021. 

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

Complete the online application.

The hard deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021. Decisions about funding will be made by Friday, May 14, 2021. For questions about the program, contact Aaron Phelps via email or at 607-777-6460.