Cornetet Individual Awards for Professional Development (CIPD) are available to all employed educators who meet the stated criteria. The application process is competitive.
Awards (money) given to individual educators assists their participation in professional development opportunities through approved professional development providers such as colleges, universities, and professional organizations other than The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. As of May 2019 over $730,757 has been granted as Individual Professional Development Awards.
Awards will fund participation in:
- Lecture series
- CIPD will no longer fund United States National Board Certification classes
- Online courses
- Workshops and other non-degree programs
Awards may fund travel, lodging, meals, pay for substitutes, registration fees, etc. Awards may not be used to reimburse for activities already completed, to pursue a degree program, or to fund an educational project.