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Professional Development Grants

Award period: July 1 - June 30
Award amount: $400 maximum*
Awards available: 6
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. 

NOTE: These funds are only available for students whose declared graduate major/co-major  is Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

  1. Contact the Program Specialist to request the PDG Grant Request form. 
  2. Submit your request and abstract as PDF files to
  3. Following the event, submit a brief written report to The report should be submitted within 30 days.
  4. To initiate your reimbursement, please contact Lynette for the Worktag number and work with your home department to complete the form in Workday.

*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.