ICTL Professional Development Award Program

Professional Development Award Program

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to faculty, staff, and lecturers for the cost of professional development activities including, travel expenses, registration fees, books and materials, and pertinent professional development expenses. These funds are provided in order to encourage staff, faculty, and lecturers to pursue professional development opportunities.

Awards can cover the cost to attend professional development programs and activities up to a maximum of $3,000 per award.

Applications are generally accepted from all faculty, staff, and lecturers (full-time, part-time, or renewable casual hire positions). This program is not available for student assistants.


  • Applications are judged on the benefits to be gained by the applicant and relevancy to the college’s goals.
  • Some priority may be given to those presenting at conferences or taking a leadership role at a conference.
  • Some priority may be given to applicants who have not received funding for travel through the Professional Development Award Program in the past two years.
  • The number of awards for attendance at a single workshop/conference may be limited.
  • Retroactive application requests will not be accepted.


1. Obtain an application form from the Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning Intranet site.

2. Submit a completed application (with your signature as well as your supervisor’s) with a copy of the conference program or other relevant materials to the Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning. Applications for travel awards must be submitted by the following deadline dates:

For Travel Between

Application Deadline - First Friday of:

January to March


April to June


July to September


October to December



3. The Staff Development Coordinator and a two-person advisory board will approve/disapprove requests for conference/workshop registration and books/materials and will notify the applicant of the decision within seven to ten days.

A committee -- comprised of a Division Chair (convener), APT Representative, Faculty Senate Representative, and two past recipients -- will review the applications for the travel expenses and make recommendations to the Chancellor. It is anticipated that the selection/notification process will take no more than two weeks from the deadline date.

4. The Chancellor with approve/disapprove recommendations will notify the recipient of the decision. Recipients of a travel grant are responsible for complying with all University of Hawaiʻi policies and procedures governing out-of- state travel.

(revised April 2014)