Office of Academic Affairs

Professional Development Committee Funding


Due to restrictions for university-sponsored domestic and international travel, the Professional Development Committee funding has been suspended until further notice. If you have already been granted funding from the PDC, and your travel occurred prior to March 9, 2020, we will be able to honor the amount granted. 

Additionally, there will be no April 1 deadline for the PDC. 


Professional Development Committee Funds for Faculty, Individual Students, and Chamber Groups

**Our guidelines and application forms have been updated! Please use the current forms (found below) when submitting your application. 

Deadlines for proposals to be submitted are October 1, December 1, February 1, April 1, and June 1. The committee will review these proposals following each deadline.

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) awards funds for professional opportunities. The application for PDC funds involves submission of a written proposal detailing both the opportunity and the associated costs, along with a written statement of support from the department chair (for faculty members) or from a faculty advisor (for students) submitting an application. No retroactive proposals will be accepted as outlined in the instructions.

All completed proposals should be emailed to the Office of Academic Affairs.

If you have questions about the application and review process, please call 585.274.1020 or email

Please click on the links below for the required application form and instructions.