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Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program

The Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program (EPDOP) provides professional leaves of one to three months' duration—with full pay and benefits—for independent projects that increase professional competencies while providing direct benefit to Harvard's libraries. Eligible projects may include:

  • scholarly research directly related to the applicant's position at Harvard;
  • initiatives to improve technical or library-oriented activities, such as internships and exchanges;
  • internships at other institutions;
  • writing in areas served by the applicant's position; and
  • intensive reading and study in areas new to the applicant's profession and of a scope that extends beyond normal professional expectations.

Spring Deadlines

May 1—discuss preliminary proposals with local supervisors and library administration

June 1—submit final, locally approved proposals to the Extended Professional Development Opportunity Review Committee in Wadsworth House

June 30—EPDOP awards annnounced

For full details, contact Dana Hanify in the University Library Director's Office at 5-3650 or

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