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VCCS Office of Professional Development Grants Program 

The Office of Professional Development offers two types of grants:

The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant
These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits @ $750 per credit. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding is a flat $2500. See details on the Professional Development Grants page.

The VCCS Paul Lee Workshop Mini-Grant

These grants are awarded to fund group activities such as day conferences, in-service activities and workshops, and must involve more than one college in scope, preparation and attendance. All VCCS employees are welcome to apply. A maximum of $1500 is available per mini-grant. See details on the Workshop Mini-Grant page.

A maximum of one professional development grant and one workshop mini-grant can be awarded per person per funding cycle. Note: if more than one of each is submitted, both applications will be disqualified.


Professional Development Grant Award Schedule 

Effective dates refer to the time period during which the work will take place. Application deadlines are scheduled two semesters in advance. If your project will take more than one grant cycle, break it down and apply for only the work that will be completed in the timeframe specified. You may then apply for a second grant.

Note: If the deadline date falls on a weekend, the next business date becomes the new deadline date.

Effective Dates

Application Deadlines
(Online application & emailed PDF signature page)

Acceptance Letter to VCCS
(Emailed PDF signature page)

Final Grant Report to VCCS
(Online report)

Summer Semester
(May 15 - August 15)

February 15 April 15 November 15

Fall Semester
(August 16 - December 31) 

April 15

June 15 March 15

Spring Semester
(January 1 - May 14)

October 15 December 15 August 15



Professional Development Grant Final Reports Library

We are pleased to offer links to final grant reports starting with the year 2008. These offer a wonderful perspective of what constitutes a successful grant as well as insight into what has already been accomplished by colleagues system-wide.

Network and learn from each other! Click here to view the Professional Development Grant Final Reports Library.


Let’s Get Started!

We strongly urge you to begin by reviewing eligible/ineligible and suggested topics, and a few application samples. You will also find useful information by following the link to Frequently Asked Questions available on the right pane of this page.

The following colleges require that you first route your proposal to their person in charge of grants:

At ESCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact James McGowen at mcgowan@es.vccs.edu or (757) 789-7985 for assistance.
At JSRCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Institutional Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Nancy Mihalko at nmihalko@reynolds.edu or (804) 523-5814 for assistance.
At NVCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contract Deborah Rosen at drosen@nvcc.edu or (703) 323-3154 for assistance.
At PHCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Sara Beth Keyser at skeyser@patrickhenry.edu or (276) 656-0322 for assistance.
At RCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Research, Effectiveness, and Planning prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Glenda Haynie at ghaynie@rappahannock.edu or (804) 333-6719 for assistance.
At TCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Betsy Foushee at bfoushee@tcc.edu or (757) 822-1802 for assistance.

At VWCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development and Special Projects prior to being submitted electronically. Please contract Marilyn Herbert-Ashton at mherbert-ashton@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6372 for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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