The conference funding request must be completed entirely and signed by the employee and his or her supervisor. For faculty, both the chair and dean must sign the form. The first sections are to be completed by the employee, and the last section is to be completed by the supervisor.
To better meet the professional development needs of UA-PTC employees, the Professional Development Institute has funding (limited) available for conference and other professional development requests. While the majority of requests are conference-related, other forms of professional development will be considered. Complete the Conference Funding Request and return it to the Professional Development Institute at least forty-five (45) days prior to your anticipated travel or need.
In exchange for funding, awardees are required to present a professional development session or workshop upon their return or completion of training. This training may be discipline- or department-specific, or it may be geared more to general UA-PTC faculty and staff needs.
Tips for Completing the Request Form
PDI Conference Funding Policies
Conference Funding FAQs
Will PDI pay for me to go to a conference?
Depending on the current budget, you may be eligible for conference (or other training) funding through the Professional Development Institute. Please note that funding is limited and is not automatically awarded for all requests.
Can I co-present with someone else who went to the same conference? Each traveler is expected to present one training session in exchange for conference funding. If two travelers go to the same conference and wish to present together, they can. However, there needs to be a different presentation planned for each traveler. This means that presenting the same material twice does not fulfill the obligation.
I don’t want to go to a conference, but I would like to access online training. Is funding available for other types of training?
Yes. Use the Conference Funding Request form to complete your request, but let us know the details of the training you are interested in. Please note that we do not pay for non-training items, such as materials for your classroom or a new computer.
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