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Professional Development Initiative

The Professional Development Initiative is designed to provide faculty and staff with funding sources to promote professional advancement and career development.

Awards for professional development in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions are made possible through generous endowments from three sources: Marriott, D. Wade Mack and Dumke foundations.   

Two committees have been formed to consider professional development proposals: one for faculty and one for staff. These committees are comprised of both faculty and staff from each department and a representative from the dean’s office. 

The proposal application, as provided on this site, must be completed and submitted electronically to the proposal author’s department chair with any appropriate attachments before the funding cycle submission deadline. The department chair will forward all the approved applications and applicable attachments electronically, within a single email, to the designated committee co-chair by 4 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications received after the published deadline will be considered in the next funding cycle. Successful proposals will receive award notification from the dean’s office following committee approval.

Please note, if proposal requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, the IRB must be in progress or granted by the date of proposal submission.

For further questions regarding the application process, please visit with your department chair or committee representative. 


D. Wade Mack Professional Development   

Marriott Professional Development

Policies & Procedures   

Submission Deadlines