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 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 and support conference attendance, educational or professional advancement and textbook purchases.

2019-2020 Application Periods

  • Fall - September 2019
  • Winter - February 2020

*A campus-wide email will be sent when the application is available*

Activity Funding Requests

The Commission for Women accepts funding requests in support of activities on campus that promote the interests of girls and women throughout the year.  The Commission has supported many programs including:

  • Composing a Life, a celebration of retiring professors in CASL
  • Group trip for students to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
  • SOAR Program in CASL
  • Women and Gender Studies events
  • Center for Social Justice and Inclusion programs

Do you have an upcoming event or program idea that you would like for the CFW to support?

For further information and to apply, click on the following link: funding request form

*This funding is not for staff or faculty professional development. Please see the above information for the CFW Supplemental Professional Development Fund.*

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