Individual Development Awards

Applications for the 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.

There are two amounts of funding for Individual Development Awards. The first allocation is for projects and activities that occurred April 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018. A second, separate allocation is available to fund projects and activities for the period July 2, 2018, to July 1, 2019. Expenses previously paid by the department may be submitted for reimbursement to the departmental account.

Applications can only be submitted electronically using the following the following link:

CVs/resumes should be sent electronically to Carol Bell (

The deadline for both applications is 5 p.m. Friday, March 29th. Decisions about funding will be made by May 3rd. For questions about the program, please contact Carol Bell via e-mail or at 607-777-6398.