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K-State Today

February 17, 2014



Professional development funding available for nonfaculty employees

By Jen Schlegel

The purpose of the Professional Development Fund is to assist K-State full-time classified and nonfaculty unclassified employees in paying for professional development opportunities. It is recommended that employees eligible for this fund consider seminars, workshops and conferences in Manhattan or the surrounding area since limited travel costs will be reimbursed by the fund. 

To be eligible for funding the employee must be a full-time K-State classified staff member or unclassified non-faculty professional who has been employed by the university in a full-time position for at least one full academic year — two consecutive semesters. Additionally, the employee’s department or unit must be asked to pay at least 50 percent of the expenses to be incurred.

Payment for up to 50 percent of expenses — $500 maximum per academic year — may be awarded based on the number of requests received and the ability of the employee’s department or unit to provide partial funding.

Application deadlines are Oct. 15 and March 15 of each academic year. Application information is available on the President's Commission on the Status of Women's website under Professional Development Fund.