The Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program (EPDOP) provides professional-development 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.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of three consecutive years of service to the University and must demonstrate the approval of appropriate supervisors, librarians, department chairs, and/or other designees. Arrangements must be possible to cover necessary assignments in the applicant's absence.
Eligible projects may include:
Proposals must include descriptions of any "deliverables" to be presented afterwards and the amount of time needed. EPDOP may be used in conjunction with awards from other fellowships or research grants if permitted by the supervising librarian of the faculty.
June 1submit final, locally approved proposals to HUL Associate Director Barbara Graham in Wadsworth House
June 30EPDOP awards announced