Published October 13, 2016
The State of New York/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees announced the allocation of funds for Individual Development Awards for activity between July 2, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
This program is intended to assist employees in the UUP bargaining unit in developing their full professional potential and in preparing for advancement by funding professional development activities. The maximum award is $1,000. Applications from those who have not been funded previously are encouraged.
The total amount to be distributed at the University at Buffalo is $78,474 for the period between July 2, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
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 (a–e) specified in Article XII, Title A, B, or C, of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees concerning employees' evaluation and promotion.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. November 29, 2016.
You may submit only one application for the award period
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:
Funding may not be awarded to purchase equipment or supplies.
All funds must be spent by April 30, 2017.
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.
Funding is awarded based on these priorities:
Submit applications to the Individual Development Award Committee:
For the application instructions please click here.
Along with the completed application, applicants must submit the following in a single PDF document in the following order:
Applicants will be notified of award decisions in February 2017.