Republished February 19, 2021
The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and United University Professions (UUP) announced the allocation of funds for Individual Development Awards (IDA) for activity between July 2, 2020 and July 1, 2021.
Our UUP Individual Development Award process is paused while NYS and UUP negotiate the guidelines for this year’s awards cycle. Once the process is able to resume, we will send an update to campus and to employees that have previously submitted applications for this cycle.
This program is intended to assist eligible employees in the UUP bargaining unit in developing their full professional potential and in preparing for advancement by funding professional development activities. The 2020-2021 Individual Development Awards Programs each provide a maximum individual award of up to $1,000.
The total amount to be distributed at the University at Buffalo is $140,244.00 for the period between July 2, 2020 through July 1, 2021.
The Individual Development Award Committee will review applications, taking into consideration whether proposed activities will enable applicants to meet one or more of the criteria specified in the following SUNY Policies of Board of Trustees: Title A. Evaluation of Academic Employees, §4. Criteria (a)-(e); Title B. Promotion of Academic Employees, §2. Criteria (a)-(e); or Title C. Evaluation and Promotion of Professional Employees, §5. Criteria (a)-(e), of Article XII Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the Board of Trustees.
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021.
You may submit only one application.
Full-time employees must be in the UUP bargaining unit at the time of the award and during the dates of the proposed project. Full-time employees who accrue annual leave will not be required to charge credits for any activities funded by Individual Development Awards.
Part-time employees who meet the eligibility requirements for 26-week coverage for health benefits will have the same eligibility for Individual Development Awards. Part-time employees who are eligible for health benefits during the summer also are eligible for funding for activities that occur during the summer, whether or not they are on the payroll.
The Individual Development Award Committee will give preference for a minimum of 15 percent of the available funds to employees holding part-time appointments at the time of their activity if sufficient applications are received. Part-time employees who accrue annual leave will not be required to charge credits for any activities funded by Individual Development Awards.
Projects or activities must fall within the following categories:
Funding can be awarded for:
All funding requests must conform to the State Comptroller's Rules and Regulations and limitations contained therein. Additional justification for specific items may be requested.
Should an individual receive an award, it must be a direct payment to the award recipient and may no longer be processed through an Inter-Departmental Invoice (IDI)
Submit signed applications in the form of a single PDF File:
Along with the completed application (view the application instructions), applicants must submit the following in a single PDF document in the following order:
The General Program Information applies to all JLLMC/UUP programs. Information that is useful for applicants is the Expenditure Limitations section which shows the types of expenses that cannot be requested.
Applicants are expected to be notified of award decisions in March 2021.