In March 2007 we announced the opening
of applications for the new PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development
Grants. Grants of up to $3,000 per academic year are available to adjunct faculty who are teaching six or more
classroom contact hours in the semester and to continuing education
teachers who are teaching a minimum of 20 hours per week. (Other
eligibility criteria are explained in the
brochure.) The grants can be used toward research, courses,
conferences, field studies and other activities that will enhance your
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
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 (except July and August).* You will receive written
notification of whether your project has been approved.
(CUNY retirees and CUNY full-time employees holding multiple positions
as an adjunct are not eligible for these grants. )
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The application, guidelines and workshop information are available as PDF documents.
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September 1, 2009 eligible Adjuncts and Continuing Education
Teachers (CETs) may apply for up to
$3000 per academic
year in Professional Development Fund Grants.
*Effective October 1, 2009
must be at the PSC by the 1st of the month prior to the
beginning of the activity and must have approval prior to onset of
The committee will send out
letters of decision to all applicants by the end of the month.
If you have any
questions please call Linda Slifkin at the PSC office, 212-354-1252 or
email her at