Training Support Fund


The Professional Development Training Support Fund Initiative was introduced to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in 2012.  This initiative is funded by the college.  All faculty and staff of the college who desire to engage in professional development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are eligible to apply for support.  A three-person panel of the Dean's Council on Equity and Inclusion will review all requests and  determine the awards.  Individuals may request up to $500.  Units do not have to match dollar per dollar but are expected to provide additional fiscal support to the employee (the employee's time does not equal the fiscal support).  Up to 12 awards can be supported per fiscal year.

Purpose and Criteria

The purpose of this fund is to aide faculty and staff in attending training sessions, conferences, workshops, or other opportunities that directly relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Applicants will apply by submitting an application to
  • First time applicants will receive preference.
  • Applicants must show that she/he have additional financial support from his/her department/unit (your salary is not an option for financial support).
  • The maximum amount that will be awarded is $500, resources are finite, and once the funds have been awarded no more applications will be accepted. 


Professional Development Award Request Form    

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