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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)


Make a Lasting Impact


Our research and community and global partnerships give students and faculty the chance to have positive, lasting impacts around the world.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Professional Development Fund

Each tenure-track faculty member in AHSS receives an annual fund of $500 for professional development. These funds will be placed in a budget line that is completely separate from--and with a firewall between--other departmental budget lines (account 711650). Professional development is broadly defined to include expenses related to the individual's role as a faculty member. Examples include books, software, computer equipment, professional memberships, travel or research-related expenses.

Approval for specific use of these funds resides with the department chair. All purchases must follow University purchasing policy. All equipment and supplies purchased with these funds are owned by the University.

Lecturers who receive professional development funds may use them for approved travel or non-travel uses.

Professional development funds are governed by the fiscal year structure of the University's budget. They must be expended and reimbursed within the current fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).