Professional Development Grant Program

At the heart of Staff Council is a desire to help staff who want to help themselves. Guided by this desire, our 2014-15 Professional Development Committee formed a plan to help fund staff enrollment in professional development courses. At this time, grants may be awarded by the Professional Development Committee for up to $2,000. Anything above that amount will require approval from the Executive Committee of Staff Council.


Our funding is given on a first come, first serve basis each fiscal year. Our fall semester allotment of funding has been exhausted. Please check back in the spring semester for more information.


By requesting funds using this grant you are certifying that:

  • You are and will be a staff member at UT Austin at the time of the activity (students and faculty are not covered under this grant program)
  • Your supervisor approves of your participation in this activity
  • You understand you are responsible for any travel authorizations and complying with university regulations and procedures related to this activity
  • You will meet with the Staff Council Executive Committee (or its designee) within 6 months of participation to discuss the use of the grant and the development you received

Application Process for funds:

    1. Download and complete the grant request form
    2. Get your supervisor’s approval and signature
    3. Email the completed form to
    4. After verification and approval, funds will be distributed