Provost’s Grant for Professional Development
ABOUT THE GRANT:
The Provost’s Grant for Professional Development offers funding opportunities for eligible Teachers College Master's and Doctoral students* who are presenting at an academic conference. The awards are exclusively to help students defray some of the travel and hospitality costs to attend and present at an academic conference. The student’s presentation may be in any format (i.e., workshop, lecture, panel, poster session, etc.) and may be proposed on his/her own or with others (i.e., other students, faculty, etc.). Please read the following information carefully to learn more about eligibility, funding, deadlines, and selection. Any questions may be directed to Maria Hataier, Director of Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARAMETERS FOR APPLYING:
All applicants must be currently enrolled students in a degree-granting program (Master's or Doctoral) at Teachers College, Columbia University. Students* are only eligible for one award per academic year (September to August), and all funding received must be used for the purposes of participating in the conference described in the application. Students may apply for the award at presentation proposal or at acceptance. If the award is applied for at proposal, confirmation of acceptance will be requested prior to disbursement of the award. Because students often do not register for a conference until they have found out if their proposal for presentation has been accepted, students are not required to be registered for the conference to be able to apply for this award.
The number of grants awarded during each round of applications varies based on available funding. Each grant carries a maximum stipend of $500 and will be awarded at the discretion of the Office of the Vice Provost at Teachers College.
Grant applications are reviewed in five rounds of applications throughout the year, with the following deadlines:
Early Fall Round: October 1 (Conference dates should be between October 1 and November 30)
Late Fall Round: December 1 (Conference dates should be between December 1 and January 31)
Early Spring Round: February 1 (Conference dates should be between February 1 and March 31)
Late Spring Round: April 1 (Conference dates should be between April 1 and May 31)
Summer Round: June 1 (Conference dates should be between June 1 and September 30)
Applications do not "roll over" from one round to the next. However, the same application can be submitted for a subsequent round as long as the application deadline date is prior to the conference date(s). Students may submit multiple applications at the same time as long as each is for a separate conference presentation (i.e., two separate applications representing two separate proposals to present at the same conference is permissible). Students may also submit multiple applications for the same proposal but at different conferences (i.e., two separate applications representing the same proposed presentation for two different conferences).
To be considered for a Professional Development Grant, students must submit the following online application. All applications will be reviewed following the deadline for each round, and applicants will be notified of the decision within one month following the deadline for which the application was submitted (e.g., students who submit an application for the February deadline will be notified of the decision by March 1st). Decisions will be sent to students via Teachers College email. Applicants should be mindful of these dates relative to the conference for which they wish to receive funding and plan their applications accordingly.
HOW TO APPLY:
Students* who wish to apply for a Professional Development Grant may do so by filling out the online application available on the myTC Portal under the “Research” section.
*Full-time employees of the University are not eligible to receive funding from the Office of Student Affairs. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
- Applicant’s Name, TC ID Number, Email Address, Department, Program, Degree, and Mailing Address
- Conference Name, Location, Start Date and End Date
- Brief Description of Conference
- Documentation of Selected/Submitted Conference Participation (uploaded document)
- Approximate Funding Requested
- Proposed Budget
Presentation, Poster, or Panel Information
- Presentation, Poster, or Panel Name
- Abstract of Presentation
- Faculty Participation (if applicable)