PDS Calendar


Student Responsibility
  • It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate external deadlines with the PDS deadlines.
  • Please pay close attention to the deadlines, notification dates, and payment schedules when preparing your application. We do not require that students be accepted into conference, training, or research archives before submitting a request for funding.
  • All applications (conferences, training, and research opportunities) will be considered as long as the notification date of the application cycle is before the start date of the proposed conference, training, or research activity. If the activity will start during the current PDS cycle or it has already concluded, it is not eligible for PDS funding. Please refer to the PDS Handbook for more information.

Conference Participation

Type of Application

Application Deadlines

Notification Dates

Conference Participation

September 15

October 1

October 15

November 1

November 15

December 1

December 15

January 10

January 15

February 1

February 15

March 1

March 15

April 1

April 15

May 2

May 15*

June 1

June 15*

July 1

July 15**

August 1

Training and Research (Non-competitive Review)

Type of ApplicationApplication DeadlinesNotification Dates

Training and Research
Non-competitive


September 24

October 15

November 19

December 17

January 28

March 18

March 25

April 15

May 27*

June 17

Training and Research (Competitive Review)

Type of Application

Application Deadlines

Notification Dates

Training and Research
Competitive review


October 4

November 5

February 1

March 4

*Students graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible to apply during this cycle and any cycles thereafter.

**Students graduating in Summer 2022 are not eligible to apply during this cycle.

Please note: Even if the student applies in advance, once the student graduates, they are no longer eligible for funding for any future activity. See the PDS Handbook FAQ for details.