William and Mary

Professional Development Grants

Through the Division of Student Affairs, limited funds are available for members of the Student Affairs staff for training and professional development activities.

General Guidelines
  • Proposals for grants should benefit the individual and must also be consistent with the missions of the Division and the College.
  • Proposed activity may be directly related to skill development in one's own specialty or more broadly within the field of Student Affairs.
  • Grants will typically be awarded with the purpose of offsetting some of the cost of an activity and should not, in most cases, be the sole source of funding.
  • Grant funding may be used for things such as registration, certifications, etc. but may NOT be used for travel related expenses
  • Recipients may be asked to report on their experience or outcomes of their project within their own unit or the Division.
Examples of Approved Funding

Past grants have helped to fund some of the following experiences:

  • Training to become a ropes course instructor
  • Attending an MBTI training workshop
  • Conducting site visits to other campuses to research pertinent issues or benchmark services, programs and procedures
  • Attending a workshop on the effectiveness of peer education in preparation to launch a peer education program on campus.
Apply for Funding

Apply for funding.  Once you apply, the Staff Engagement and Recognition Committee will consider your request.  A member of the committee will contact you within 30 days of your submitted request.

Additional Information

For additional information or questions about professional development grants, please contact [[gmhend,Greg Henderson]] or [[cvanveen,Casey Van Veen]], co-chairs of the Staff Engagement and Recognition Committee.