Application and Selection Process

Participation in the PDP requires an application and acceptance into the program. The selection criteria for the PDP include a constellation of factors, including (but not in order of priority):

▪   Interest in developing teaching and professional skills, in particular, an indication of openness to the PDP approach (above), and an openness to reconsider assumptions and/or past experiences with teaching and learning

▪   Interest in inclusive teaching at the college level or above

▪   Interest in ISEE’s Themes

▪   Schedule availability and disciplinary match with an appropriate teaching venue

▪   Availability of applicant to make a commitment to the full PDP experience

▪   Potential of applicant to become a member of the ISEE community in the longer term, ideally returning to the PDP in leadership roles in the future

▪   Affiliation with a discipline and/or institution affiliated with one of the PDP’s funding sources

▪   Financial support for participation in the 2024 PDP

Applications submitted by the Dec. 15 deadline are under review. Late applications may be considered if space is  available. Applications are still being accepted but will be given lower priority.

NEW Participants (and Returning Participants not applying to be Design Team Leaders)


There are three steps in the PDP application:

Step 1 - Participant Information. The first part asks for general information about who you are, your field of study and year in your program or current position, and your interest in teaching and the PDP.

Step 2:  Design and Teaching Teams and Venues
The second part of the application asks you to identify the teaching teams and venues that you are most interested in working in next year. This is required for all applicants. Please review the likely 2024 venues and teams HERE, referencing the team numbers and venue names in the Application. ISEE staff will do their best to place you with one of your desired teams/venues. Team placement is based on a number of factors including: content background, availability, and skills.

Step 3 - Cost Planning
ISEE provides many fee waivers as well as travel support for participating in the PDP. However, many research grants, advisors/PI’s, departments, and other funding sources can support professional development or training activities and associated travel. Please consider whether you have access to such external funds to support your participation in the PDP (entirely or in part).
Costs should not deter you from applying to the PDP, and if required, you may apply for an award from ISEE. We cannot guarantee financial support for all participants, but we would like to support as many participants as possible. 
Review the 2024 PDP Program Cost Summary page, to fully understand the costs associated with the full cycle of the program.

Then complete a Cost Planning Worksheet. Send excel file to

The priority deadline is December 15, 2023. Not ready just yet to complete the application? Fill out this short (< 1 minute) 2024 PDP Interest Form to receive updates and reminders about the application.

Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page.
If you are a returning participant applying to be a Design Team Leader, please contact