Apply for Voices Career Development Grant by June 30

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Applications are now being accepted for the Voices Career Development Fund. The fund supports staff in enhancing their professional experience at the university by offering grants of up to $1000 to for participation in seminars, workshops or apprenticeships as well as for continuing education and/or degree or certification or costs of equipment or supplies related to these pursuits (such as textbooks or computer equipment).

"The idea for this fund originated from Voices of the Staff Alumni as a way to honor staff for the bicentennial," says Diane Vasquez, director of human resource operations. "The money has come from donations, mostly by staff. It's a wonderful example of how we can help one another grow here at the university."

All regular U-M staff members (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses and Michigan Medicine) in good standing with one or more years of service are eligible to apply. Nominations are reviewed by the Voices of the Staff Program Management Team and announced in the fall. Information about eligible activities as well as selection criteria and an application form are available on the fund webpage. 

The application deadline for 2018-19 grants is June 30, 2018. 

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