Apply for 2nd round of IDA Awards

Thursday, December 21, 2023

The 2nd  round of funding for the Individual Development Award (IDA) program is currently open for applications from members of the Health Sciences Chapter (HSC) of UUP. This 2nd round of funding covers activities from July 2, 2023 to July 1, 2024. For HSC members the application deadline is January 31, 2024.

The IDA Program is intended to assist eligible employees to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement.

Allowable activities for the IDA program have been expanded. Please see the new IDA Program Guidelines that can be found at:

The IDA is a re-imbursement program; all allowable activities must be initially paid using personal funds. All funding requests must conform to the State Comptroller's Rules and Regulations and limitations contained therein. Some Expenditure Limitations can be found at: General Program Information (

Employees may request re-imbursement for up to two projects or activities during the July 2, 2023 to July 1, 2024 period. However, the total award cannot exceed $2000.


When applying please use the new IDA Program Application that can be found at:


Applications and all required documentation must be uploaded as a single PDF document to UB BOX:

Use your name in the file name plus a numbering if submitting 2 applications.  For HSC members, the deadline for submission is January 31, 2024

The IDA program is a benefit negotiated by UUP. Continuation of this program is only possible with your support of UUP.