Professional Development Opportunity Fund

On February 10, 2023, OCAD University reinstated the PD Opportunity Fund for the Winter 2023 semester. The PD Opportunity Fund “aims to support and encourage faculty participation at conferences, exhibitions, and trainings to continue to strengthen faculty expertise, professional practice, and quality of teaching. The PD Opportunity Fund only applies to costs not otherwise covered by any other funding source (e.g. travel or accommodation costs covered by other funding sponsors cannot be claimed from this fund).”

Who Can Apply For This Fund?

Non-sessional faculty applicants will be eligible for up to $2,000. This funding is intended to supplement the existing faculty professional reimbursement, as stipulated in Article 21.4 of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), with the understanding that this fund has been exhausted prior to applying for the PD Opportunity Fund. 

Sessional faculty will be eligible for up to $1,000. 

Application deadline for Winter 2023 is Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Details and application:
PD Opportunity Fund Guidelines and Process (PDF)
PD Opportunity Fund Form (PDF)

Please submit applications to

Further questions can be directed to the Office of the Vice-President, Academic & Provost: