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Professional Development and Support

Enhancing research and professional development of PSU faculty and staff is our goal.  We offer a number of internal funding opportunities to assist with conference travel, new lines of research, and the development of proposals for external funding.

In addition to these internal opportunities, your department research administrators are available to connect you with grants and funding sources specific to your field.

For questions about enhancement or travel funds, please contact Sally Brauckmiller at Or the FDC general email at

Faculty Enhancement Grants
Awards up to $15,000 for projects that enhance faculty & staff professional development & research

Professional Travel Grants
Awards up to $4000 for professional development travel for faculty & staff attendance at professional conferences

Professional Development Fund
Awards up to $6,000 for faculty and administrative professionals who earn $50,000 or less during the '11/'12 academic year

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