Academic Professional Development Fund 2024

The Office of the Provost and the Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) thank the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research in hosting the online application for the Academic Professional Development Fund (APDF). APDF provides a source of funds for academic professional staff members (permanent/non-visiting) to take advantage of professional development opportunities. The Office of the Provost provides up to $50,000 per fiscal year in APDF awards.

What is asked of the units?

The APDF is a supplemental fund and is not intended to be the only source of funding for academic professional development. It is expected that the units will share the cost of these professional development opportunities. A matching contribution from the applicant’s unit is required.

How will the APDF be dispensed and how much will be given?

  • The applications for funding will be reviewed by representatives of the Council of Academic Professionals and the Office of the Provost.
  • Each academic professional staff member shall be eligible to receive a maximum of one award every two fiscal years.
  • Individual awards will not exceed $500, unless there are unusual circumstances.