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Summer 2016 Professional Development Fund : Applications Now Open

Submitted by cstanford on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:28

The summer cycle of the TA/GA Professional Development Fund (PDF) is now open. The deadline for turning in your application will Monday, April 11th by 5 PM. 

A couple quick points on the fund for the summer '16 round: 

- TAs/GAs in academic year appointment '14-'15 and/or '15-'16 are the only graduate students eligibile for this round of funding

- This application cycle will consider "summer support" including rent, living needs, however the summer support must be clearly linked to furthering the student's scholarship and professional development fund. The golden rule for any application, be it for subsidizing your income or travelling to a summer conference, is to link whatever you are applying to as a key to developing yourself as a scholar, as a professional, and as a way to help you complete your research more quickly. 

 EX: "I need $2,000 in summer support so that I can continue my lab research -- include a brief explanation of your research -- rather than taking on a part-time job in order to pay my rent." 

- If you have applied and or recieved funds in previous application cycles, you are still eligibile to apply again. There is no cap on how many times you can apply for the fund. 

- The maximum amount of money that can be applied for is $2,000.00 

Attached to this page you can find the summer '16 PDF application.  As you encounter issues/ have questions, please feel free to contact us. Your union is available anytime over the next weeks leading up to the April 11th deadline to field any questions that you might have . We are available to host union meetings in your departments to walk through the PDF application step by step and to go over best practices.

To set up a meeting, please contact Anna Barcy at  or (732) 674 8362 

Link to the Summer '16 Application: 

Microsoft Office document icon Summer 16 Professional Development Fund APplication.doc


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