Inter-Professional Council Reimbursement! – February 22 Deadline

It is the time of the year for the semi-annual professional development fund (“PDF”) application process from Inter-Professional Council (“IPC”). If you have attended any events that have enhanced you as a professional student, please apply. You may apply up to twice per year and receive up to a total of $750. The application windows opens Friday, February 8, and applications are due to the IPC office in the Union by Friday, February 22, at 5:00 p.m. No late applications will be accepted! Applications must be given to a desk assistant.

All original receipts must be included in order to receive funding. The upcoming cycle is for events that occurred from September 22, 2018 to February 22, 2019.

IPC Office Hours are┬áMonday – Friday: 9:30-5:30.

After turning in application you can expect:

  1. A confirmation email that your application was received.
  2. An email with the reward amount 60 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION DEADLINE.
  3. Checks will take up to 90 days after notification of funding before becoming available for pickup. You will receive an email when your check is ready.

Here are some commonly asked questions about the PDF to help as you prepare your application.

Am I guaranteed to get reimbursement from IPC? No. Students receiving less than $50 will be removed as well as applicants that do not meet the PDF qualifications for reimbursement. The fund supporting PDFs is a set amount every year, therefore IPC IS NOT USUALLY ABLE TO REIMBURSE STUDENTS FOR THE FULL AMOUNT REQUESTED. The PDF is designed to help students offset the costs of professional development, but not be the sole source of funding.

I am a Law student, what are the rules about Professional Interest Law Foundation (PILF) funding? Law students may request a maximum of $500 of PDF funding for their PILF experience. Please include in your application the amount of money received from PILF. All PILF requests must be submitted in the fall application window.

I went to multiple conferences, can I submit multiple applications at once? IPC accepts 2 applications per year, but you can choose to submit 2 applications within one cycle if both of your events occurred within that window. You may not request funds for the same experience twice.

How can I apply for gas reimbursement? The university doesn’t take gas receipts anymore so you need to calculate miles by submitting a Google map that shows the number of miles driven and you will get the current university approved reimbursement per mile (https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/100715)

I am first year student, could I apply for the PDF fund? The event must have happened while you were enrolled as a full-time professional student at the Ohio State University. If it happened before you were enrolled, you are not eligible to apply for this fund.

What if I have another source of funding? That is great! If you have gotten some form of reimbursement for either conference registration fee, hotel, etc., please let us know how much you have been reimbursed and subtract this amount from your total request. If you receive funding after submitting your PDF application, please alert the IPC office to update your total requested funds. In the previous years, students have applied for IPC PDF fund even though they have been reimbursed by the dean or by the organization. This is against university regulations and if anyone is found to be asking for double reimbursements, we will no longer accept your applications in the future.

Please turn in your AP compliance form, when turning in your PDF application. AP Compliance form must be filled out at each submission. It will take longer for you to receive your check, if you do not submit with the application.

Please attach all the original receipts. Attach a bank statement if you have written a check or a Venmo payment. If your check is not processed yet by the organization, the president of the organization must write an explanation letter for its members.

Moritz students will receive separate correspondence that will include the application document. Also, if Moritz students have any questions, you can contact your SBA point person and the IPC Chief justice. Their contact information has been sent to you as part of your February 6, 2019 Student Affairs Update e-mail.