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Faculty Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) shall review and make funding recommendations on matters that enhance the professional effectiveness of faculty members in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and research.

Grant Applications

The PDC awards grants to help fund new research projects; travel to conferences, workshops, or training; and colloquia for the university community.

Please review the policies of the PDC in the PDC Handbook before applying. When asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae Summary, please reference the example provided in the PDC Handbook.

The current phase of funding opened on January 8th, 2024 and will remain open until April 26th or until all funds have been dispersed.

Before you submit for a Travel Grant

Please be advised that upper administration has recently issued a declaration strongly discouraging travel reimbursements for Professional Development Committee (PDC) funds. Any decisions regarding travel reimbursements will now be exclusively determined by upper administration and not within the purview of the Professional Development Committee (PDC).
Compliance with this guidance is imperative, and any queries or concerns regarding travel reimbursements should be directed to upper administration for clarification and resolution.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to these updated guidelines.

Grant Application Resources
Research Travel Colloquia
PDC Handbook PDC Handbook Pages 9 PDC Handbook Pages 10 PDC Handbook Pages 11
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Award Limit


National Limit is $1,760 and International Travel Limit is $2,750

Applications Research Grant Travel Grant Colloquia Grant