Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, all non-essential OSU-sponsored travel is suspended until further notice. Therefore, nominations for the Professional Development Award for any conference related expenses, where travel is required, have been temporarily suspended until restrictions have been lifted. Please visit the following webpage for guidance on the university travel suspension.
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for reimbursement for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities that contribute to professional skills development. The professional development opportunity should complement the degree program but is not normally available or required as a part of it.
This is a reimbursement award only; advance payments are not an option. Award amounts vary, but will not exceed $250 per request. Students may receive up to three Professional Development Awards per academic year.
Examples of activities not eligible for reimbursement include:
The nomination period begins on October 1, 2019. Requests must be made online, up to one term before, or 30 days following the activity. Requests will be accepted any time throughout the academic year, until all available funds are distributed.
Requests must be submitted by the student directly through the online request form.
Students will receive an email with the award decision within 3-4 business days. The quality of the application materials and the availability of funds determines the award decision.
Awardees will be required to submit proof of participation and/or purchase before reimbursement funds will be released.
In the online request form, students will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
"Last Name_Department_PD Award.pdf", and upload it through the nomination form.