The Professional Exploration and Growth grants program supports full-time faculty members (at any stage of their careers) who are seeking structured learning opportunities which help them broaden their skills as teachers, scholars, and leaders. Typically, these opportunities are (1) voluntarily undertaken as areas for growth identified by the individual faculty member, (2) non-credit-bearing, and (3) focused on practices/topics which could be shared with and applied by others on the UNC campus. The maximum award for any single experience is $2500, and preference is given to faculty members who have not received Professional Exploration and Growth funding in the past 18 months. Within 2 weeks of completing the grant-funded activity, recipients will be invited to participate in a 60-minute interview and planning conversation with a CFE staff member about their experiences.
  • Eligibility confirmation

  • Part 1. Applicant information


  • If you know who within your School or Department would be responsible for handling any budget transfers associated with the Professional Exploration and Growth grant, please enter their contact information below.
  • Part 2. Professional Exploration and Growth event/activity

  • Note: If possible, also append a URL linking to online information about the program or event.
  • Part 3. Anticipated expenses

  • $2,500 is the maximum amount available for any Professional Exploration and Growth grant.
  • Note: Please refer to Policy 1302 - Statutory Provisions and Maximum Rates for Travel for current rates for University travelers.
  • Note: Please refer to Policy 1302 - Statutory Provisions and Maximum Rates for Travel for current rates for University travelers.
  • Note: supplies such as course books, study guides, or consumable materials (e.g., lab kits) would be examples of allowable expenses; items which are not closely linked to your successful completion of the activity (e.g., tablet devices or laptop computers intended for general use beyond the event) would not be allowable expenses. [WE HAVE LOANS IN SOME CASES]
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