Professional Development

Award period: July 1 - June 30
Award amount: $200 maximum*
Request deadline: One month prior to event

Students directly participating in a professional development activity may submit a Professional Development Grant (PDG) request. Direct participation includes 1) presenting a paper or poster at a national or international conference, or 2) enrollment in a specialized workshop or training session. Follow the steps below to complete your request.

  1. Complete the PDG request form. Please make sure you are completing the form using the latest version of Adobe Reader.
  2. Submit the form to your major professor for signature. If your major professor is signing electronically, please send them the original document with the signature field and not a scanned copy.
  3. Submit your request and abstract as PDF files to
  4. Following the event, submit a brief written report to The report should be submitted within 30 days.

*Awards are limited to one per student, per award period regardless of award amount.

Students are encourage to apply for additional funding support through the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), as well as their home department.