Republished February 1, 2023
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, 2022 and March 31, 2023.
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 2022-2023 Individual Development Awards Programs each provide a maximum individual award of up to $2,000. Employees may be funded for up to two projects or activities, not to exceed a total of $2000 for the period.
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 Friday, February 17, 2023
Employees may be funded for up to two projects or activities.
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 only be awarded for:
The General Program Information applies to all JLMC/UUP programs. Information that is useful for applicants includes the Expenditure Limitations section which shows the types of expenses that cannot be requested.
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:
Only complete applications will be considered.
The Award Application does not require a signature if submitted via your @buffalo.edu email address
Along with the completed application (view the application instructions), applicants must submit the following in a single PDF document in the following order:
UB requires all IDA Applications to include a statement regarding the availability of campus contributions. If any other sources of funding are available, then this information needs to be added to the "Identify Other Sources" field on page 3 of the IDA application form. If no other funding is available, then please write that "no other funding is available" in the "Identify Other Sources" field on page 3 of the IDA application form.
Applicants are expected to be notified of award decisions for this second round of applicaitons after the award period end late in the spring 2023 semester.