Notice of Intent to Apply for PDA - April 1 deadline

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Sara Sanders, Interim Dean and Director of DEI
RE: Notice of Intent to Apply for PDA - April 1 deadline

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By Thursday, April 1, DEOs must notify the Dean's Office of all faculty in their departments who intend to submit applications in September 2021 for 2022-23 Professional Development Award (formerly Career Development Awards (CDAs)). In particular, each DEO should send a single list of all prospective PDA applicants to Allison Bierman ( by 4:30 pm April 1. Please ensure that all your eligible faculty are aware of this deadline.

Under the CLAS Policy on Professional Development Awards (, proposals for PDAs are reviewed at the collegiate level by a faculty committee. The policy also encourages DEOs to seek the advice of their departmental executive committee or senior faculty on the quality of the proposals. Please discuss within your department what mechanism would be most appropriate to ensure that high quality PDA proposals are submitted.