TO: All Full-Time Faculty and Lecturers, Lab Instructors and other Academic Instructional Staff who are appointed at or above the half-time level on a continuing basis

FROM: Joe Dieker, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

DATE: October 3, 2014

SUBJECT: Faculty Development Funding for Attendance at Academic Conferences

I am pleased to announce the availability of funding for attendance at academic conferences for the 2014-15 academic year.

As you may recall, the Mellon Foundation generously approved a grant to Cornell to support presidential initiatives.  President Brand, in consultation with me, has decided to use the funding for faculty development.  These funds are available to support the costs of attendance at academic conferences.

Therefore, those individuals specified above are eligible to receive up to $800 in development funds to attend an academic conference in the discipline.  The funds are available, by request IN ADVANCE to the Office of Academic Affairs, at any time during the academic year as grant funds remain available.