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.

Only one professional development (PD) grant will be potentially awarded per event. You may not apply for two PD grants for the same event in the same grant period. You may not apply for a second PD grant for an event if you were awarded one for the same event in a previous grant period.

GSA does not reimburse for any purchases made prior to grant approval.

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)

Link to Application

                    *Please Note: Reimbursement information should not be submitted via the above Jotform link.   Please send all inquiries/documents, etc. to or you will not receive a response*