Professional Development

CoSSAC Professional Development Grant

CoSSAC recognizes the need to provide limited funding for staff enrichment, including additional funding for training and travel, when alternative sources for funding are rare or do not exist. This additional funding opportunity has been possible due to the fundraising efforts of CoSSAC and generous contributions from the College of Science. Applications are due every March 15th, July 15th, and November 15th.


University Staff who have been employed for at least 6 months in the College of Science are eligible to apply for a Professional Development Grant and are limited to one grant award per academic year. Students, faculty, and post-docs are not eligible for this grant.  


The amount awarded will depend on the number of applications received, the availability of funds, and will not exceed $400.  Each award typically ranges between $50 - $400.


March 15 – application deadline for events occurring between Jan 1 and May 31.

July 15 – application deadline for events occurring between May 1 and Sept 30.

November 15 – application deadline for events occurring between Sept 1 and Jan 31. 

Applications for events outside of the indicated time frame will not be considered.

Click here to complete and submit the online application.

The Emily Krauz Staff Endowment Scholarship

If you require funding to enroll in a class/classes in a degree-seeking program at either an accredited university or college, to obtain a GED, or to participate in an education workshop to obtain a certificate to enhance your value to the University, please apply through the Emily Krauz Staff Endowment Scholarship site. (Note: This is not affiliated with CoSSAC.)