Office of Academic Affairs

Professional Development Committee Funding

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

For the 2020-21 academic year, our funding and guidelines have been modified. Please review the specific instructions and guidelines in the appropriate application for your request.

Deadlines for proposals to be submitted are Nov. 1, Dec. 1, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 1, May 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 email academicaffairs@esm.rochester.edu.

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