Program

The Ohio State University Libraries Staff Professional Development Grant provides staff with an opportunity to further their growth and development. Grants are awarded for education and training costs related to the applicant’s job and/or career goals.

These grants can also be used for situations where you can identify a professional development opportunity that relates to your existing position or your future career goals, and for which there is a strong business case, but for which there simply is not the funds to support the opportunity. The grant is not meant to be a replacement for direct job training for your current position.

Visit the wiki page for a complete description of the program, information about the application and rubric, and potential grant ideas.

Award

Grants of up to $1000, for either individuals or groups, will be awarded.

The total funds available for this cycle is $7,500.

Staff have one year from the date of their award to use the funds for their proposed purpose.

Awards may be taxable based on their specific circumstances.  The most common instance of a taxable award are tuition payments made towards a degree-granting program and any associated books or supplies.  If you have specific questions regarding whether or not your professional development opportunity is considered taxable, please contact Payroll Services through HR Connection, 614-247-6947, HRConnection@osu.edu .

Eligibility

Applicants must be employed as a full or part-time Classified Civil Service or Administrative and Professional staff member with at least six months of service with University Libraries. Applicants must have completed their six months by the due date for applications. Term and temporary positions are eligible for the grant so long as they have at least six months of service. Staff members are only able to receive this grant once per year. Applicants who have not previously received an individual grant are given priority consideration.

Applications

Applications will be accepted Monday, September 19 – Friday, October 07, via a Qualtrics survey

Applications may be submitted by individuals or groups. 

Applications and rubrics will be collected via Qualtrics, however PDFs of the application and rubric are available for reference so applicants can utilize these tools while crafting applications.

Visit the wiki page for a complete description of the program, information about the application and rubric, and potential grant ideas.

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