PD Grants are funded by SCI 5.

The ISSS believes that all students should have the opportunity to grow as leaders and as citizens in our Science community. Thanks to SCI 5, the ISSS is now offering (5) professional development grants valued at up to $500 each, which aim to give undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, sense of learning, citizenship and engagement. One (1) of these grants will be awarded in December and the other four (4) will be awarded in February.

The deadline to apply for Fall Term is December 9, 2016 and the deadline to apply for Winter term is February 27, 2017.

PD Grants are awarded based upon quality of the application, appropriateness of the activities that will encompass leadership and professional development, the written quality of the essay component, quality of the reference letter, and justification of a reasonable budget. Grants will NOT be awarded to activities including:

  • Academic conferences in which research is the sole focus.
  • Activities where participants receive academic credit.
  • Activities organized by student groups.
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If you have any further questions contact Tracy.