Professional Development Funding

The Committee on Sustainability is piloting the funding of 3 faculty/staff professional development grants. Each of the three grants will be up to $300 to help faculty/staff expand their applicable knowledge of sustainability in their particular area to the benefit of the campus and campus community. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

The goal of this funding is to help increase the application of sustainability on the campus in all areas of the university by empowering champions who will have a ripple effect.  
Guidelines and Recipient Obligations
1. What is the application process?

COS will accept funding applications on a rolling basis--first come, first served. The applicant must submit an application two weeks prior to the professional development date. There is no retroactive funding and applications received with less than two weeks notice may not have sufficient time to be considered. 

2. What professional development is eligible?

Workshops, webinars, certifications, conferences and more. The professional development must be directly related to expanding the applicable sustainability knowledge of the faculty or staff member on the W&M campus. Preference is given to activities located in the United States. 

3. What is NOT eligible? 

Professional development that could not be applied in practice to the campus or would not significantly increase the sustainability literacy of the campus community.

3. What expenses are approved for reimbursement?

Professional development registration fees, lodging and transportation expenses are eligible for reimbursement.  

4. What do awardees submit after the conference?

Faculty and staff must submit a short summary of their professional development, how they will use what they have learned, and any feedback on the pilot program and the amount awarded. 

Examples of Eligible Prof. Dev.

Workshop on building sustainability into your course work

Conference themed with sustainable procurement practices

Webinar on sustainability initiatives through human resource offices