Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Professional Development Grants for Women

Critical Difference for Women
Applications Due
 September 26, 2013
(funded activity must occur between Jan. 1 & June 30, 2014) 
March 27, 2014 
(funded activity must occur between July 1 & Dec. 31, 2014)
No events will be retroactively funded.
"Professional Development Grants for Women are designed to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women. Regular faculty and staff who have been continuously employed at Ohio State for at least one year; full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above; and full-time graduate/professional students are eligible to apply for a Professional Development Grant. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded."
Potential Funding May be Used For
  • Participation and/or presentation at professional conferences, seminars, or workshops
  • Research
  • Materials, equipment, supplies, or other expenses directly related to career or professional development
  • Developing articles or books for publication
  • Networking or mentoring activities
Selection Criteria and Requirements

  • Preference is given to individuals with acute financial need.
  • Impact of participation on the candidate's individual development and her career or professional goals.
  • Financial need, including effort to secure funding from other available sources. Funding not readily available through other sources at Ohio State. Efficient use of resources for the activity/event.
  • Undergraduate students: 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA; graduate/professional students: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Preference is given to individuals who have not previously received a CDW Professional Development Grant or CDW Reentry Scholarship.
  • Funded events must occur between January 1 and June 30, 2014 (September 26, 2013, application deadline), or between July 1 and December 31, 2014 (March 27, 2014, application deadline). No after-the-fact events will be funded.
  • Students who receive financial aid: receiving this grant will result in a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your financial aid.
Application and Grant Guidelines can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Eunice Hornsby, Committee Chair
Professional Development Fund Committee
Gateway, Suite 300
1590 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 688-8643
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