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Professional Development Grants

Professional Development (PD) Grants can be used to fund costs directly related to one’s professional development up to $750 such as: attending or presenting at the conference or event relevant to your discipline, traveling to workshops, symposiums, internships or interviews. Professional development means building skills related to navigating one’s career, networking, learning new research skills/techniques, competing in a professional competition and communicating one’s research/work at conferences. The performance of research, while skill building, cannot be funded by a PD grant.

This grant may be used for reimbursements for expenses incurred from the following general categories:

Costs associated with event attendance including

  • Transportation Costs
  • Registration Fees
  • Parking Fees & Tolls
  • Lodging
  • Printing Costs
  • State of MD Per Diem for Meals
  • Medical Procedures Required by Travel (e.g., vaccinations)

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