Due to unprecedented demand, all GSPDF funds for Fall 2023 have been awarded. The application will re-open for Spring 2024 on Tuesday, January 16th at 8:00am.
The Graduate Student Professional Development Fund was created to provide financial support for graduate students pursuing professional development opportunities beyond the classroom. These are opportunities that broaden intellectual understanding, hone professional practice, facilitate professional connections and allow networking with colleagues and peers.
IMPORTANT: We cannot reimburse for purchases that have already been made. Please wait for application approval and specific instructions from the Office of Graduate Studies before spending your own money on expenses that you are seeking reimbursement for.
Applications for Fall 2023 are no longer being accepted. Spring 2024 funding applications will be accepted starting on January 16th, 2024 at 8:00am.
About Graduate Student Professional Development Fund (GSPDF)
Graduate students may apply for a maximum of $1000 to cover related expenses per academic year. Given funding limitations, application does not guarantee support. All students matriculated in a graduate degree program and enrolled in at least 3 credits are invited to apply and must be in good standing with the university. Some programs have independent funds to support these activities; students should check with the director of their program for more information.
Applications must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Applications must be submitted prior to the event occurrence and will only be supported if funding remains available.