The Commission for Women is committed to promoting the advancement of women and girls. We invest in individuals, organizations and programs that achieve this mission. We encourage you to review the two funding opportunities below. Contact the CFW Chair, Sharon Lobdell with questions.

Supplemental Professional Development Fund

The Commission for Women’s Supplemental Professional Development Fund supports professional development activities of UM-Dearborn staff and faculty that promote the advancement of women and girls. Stipends up to $500 are awarded on a competitive basis (e.g. tuition and textbook purchases for courses that promote the professional advancement of women and girls, to attend conferences that relate to women's issues, for educational or professional activities,  etc.).

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 20th 2020 at 5 p.m. 

Please read the instructions and application form carefully and fill it out completely. Since this is a competitive award, incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are required to upload copies of any accompanying documentation to support their professional development funding request (e.g. conference proposal, course registration, receipts) via the online application by the deadline.  The committee is especially interested in how the applicant relates their request to the professional advancement of women and girls. 

  • We encourage staff and faculty to apply for funds for activities for this fiscal year - beginning July 1, 2019.   The activity and receipts must be dated no later than June 30, 2020. 
  • For summer 2020 activities (after June 30, 2020), please consider applying in the Fall of 2020.

If you have any questions concerning eligibility or questions regarding the application form, please contact us: Caitlin Finlayson or Judy Nesmith.

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