Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

We encourage, assist, and support faculty research and creative activities

A PDA provides a maximum stipend, including appropriate fringe benefits, of full salary for one semester or one-half salary
for the academic year.
According to Subdivision 4.15c of the Faculty Handbook, only tenured faculty members are eligible to apply for Professional Development Assignment (PDA). A recipient of a PDA is ineligible for a subsequent PDA during the SIX academic years of
active service following an award. Additionally, a PDA recipient is ineligible to receive a Summer Fellowship the summer prior tot he academic year of the PDA and the subsequent summer of the PDA (subdivision 4.16c).


  • Electronic application submitted to workflow early enough to receive approval of Head and Dean.


  • Friday, September 13, 2024: electronic application submitted by 4:30 p.m. Please note that forms may take some time to be fully processed.