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Joint Application for Canton College Foundation Faculty/Staff Development Awards & IDAP Professional Awards

Dear Applicants,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Joint Application for Canton College Foundation Faculty/Staff Development Awards & IDAP (Individual Development Awards Program) Professional Awards. These funds are made possible by the contributions of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the Canton College Foundation. The Faculty/Staff Development Review Committee is composed of the Provost, the Vice President for Advancement and faculty members, who are also members of the Canton College Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Faculty/Staff Development Awards will be made to foster professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Please keep in mind that an applicant’s donor status (not amount) may be considered in proposal review. Tuition costs are not eligible for Faculty/Staff Development Awards funding. This program seeks to encourage innovation in current instruction/programs, encourage development of new courses or programs, promote research in specialized areas of interest, encourage presentation of scholarly papers, assist with attendance at seminars or short courses, and maintain currency in one’s field. The maximum award to an individual or team is $2,000 per year. The application deadlines are:

  • September 23
  • November 15
  • January 15
  • March 15
  • May 1

Notifications of awards will be made approximately one month after the deadline.
Each proposal package must contain the following information:

  • Completed Joint Proposal Application and budget forms
  • A narrative description of not more than four, single-spaced, typed pages
  • Any other supporting documentation necessary including conference information, accreditation of programs, T1s, etc.

Please be advised that a project summary report is due to the Canton College Foundation and Provost within one month of completion of the funded activity.

Department or school financial support is encouraged. The proposal needs to be reviewed by the applicant’s Department Chair and School Dean and their signatures are required. Applicants need to provide enough time for the Department Chair and School Dean to thoroughly review the proposal before the application deadline. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact David Gerlach, Vice President for Advancement, Canton College Foundation, at 386-7082 or gerlach@canton.edu.

Various types of support are available through IDAP awards such as: registration fees for conference or workshop, consumable supplies (paper, pens, postage, etc.), non-consumable supplies (books, software, etc.), travel and related expenses (lodging and meals), research support (computer time, network access or support, clerical support), equipment lease or purchase, or tuition at the maximum allowable SUNY rate at the time of application.

In order to be eligible for the IDAP Awards, you must be a full-time or part-time employee. Additionally, the proposed project or activity must:

  • Enable the employee to meet one or more of the criteria specified in 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.
  • Meet particular areas of interest or activities within the categories eligible for support as identified by the Campus Professional Development Committee.
    • Projects or activities must fall within the following categories:
      • Basic, applied, or historical research
      • Curriculum or instructional material development
      • Workshop, seminar, internship, or course work not covered by Article 46, Program for Tuition Assistance or SUNY tuition waiver
      • Conference participation or attendance
      • Preparation of material for publication
      • Grant proposal development
      • Artistic or creative endeavors
      • Professional reading or independent study
      • Other work-related professional development projects or activities

Each proposal package must contain the following information in order to be reviewed by the IDAP Committee:

  • Completed Joint Proposal Application and budget forms
  • A narrative description of not more than four, single-spaced, typed pages
  • Any other supporting documentation necessary including conference information, accreditation of programs, T1s, etc.

If you have any further questions or inquiries regarding IDAP Awards, please feel free to contact JoAnne Fassinger, Chair, IDAP Committee, at 386-7951 or fassingerj@canton.edu.
Best of luck!

» IDAP Application

SUNY Canton
College Foundation

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7127
800.811.6727

Fax: 800-386-7995
foundation@canton.edu