Adjunct-CET Professional Development Fund

Updated: November 14, 2016
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Please note that all original, signed, and completed applications for activities beginning in January 2017 must be received and time stamped by the PSC mailroom by Thursday, December 1st, 5pm NO EXCEPTIONS. Early applications are encouraged. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Also note that correct and complete reimbursements are processed within 20-30 business days from the day of receipt by the PSC office. Missing documents will result in a longer processing time.

In March 2007 we announced the opening of applications for the new PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Grants. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to adjunct faculty who are teaching six or more classroom contact hours in the semester and to continuing education teacher who are teaching a minimum of 20 hours per week. (Other eligibility criteria are explained in the guidelines brochure found at the bottom of this page.) The grants can be used toward research, courses, conferences, field studies and other activities that will enhance your professional development.

The PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Fund is one of the initiatives the Professional Staff Congress has won contractually. It represents the first time in CUNY’s history that a professional development grant program has been offered to adjuncts and is one of the first such programs in the country. Negotiating improved professional development opportunities for members of the bargaining unit is one of the ways the union seeks to improve the quality of work life at CUNY.

A grant application is available below. Please read the enclosed guidelines carefully. Completed applications should be mailed to: Adjunct PDF, PSC/CUNY, 61 Broadway, 15th floor, NYC 10006. Grant awards will be made after review of your application by a panel that includes your peers and that meets once a month during the academic year. You will receive written notification of whether your project has been approved.

If, after carefully reviewing the guidelines, you have any questions regarding the Adjunct-CET Professional Development Fund, please contact Kim Lashley at or call the PSC office at 212-354-1252.

PDF icon Application129.87 KB
PDF icon Guidelines143.38 KB
PDF icon Reimbursement Policy88.04 KB