Limited funding is available to support current EAP students’ attendance and travel to professional development events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars. Funding is available in two different categories:
- Professional Development Grant: Students may request up to $100 to cover registration fees for a conference, workshop, seminar, or other event that enhances a student’s professional development. This event can be a local event or outside of Madison.
- Travel Grant: Students may request up to $500 to cover travel costs to a professional development event outside of Madison.
The grants can be combined for up to $600 in total student support per award.
Applications are processed using this online form.
Applications are reviewed monthly by a committee of EAP faculty and staff, with decisions made by the end of each month. If multiple requests are received in a given month, priority will be given to students who have not previously received a grant, can demonstrate past engagement with the EAP community, and can provide a stronger justification for how the program will benefit not only the student but the EAP program as well.
Awards are given each fiscal year on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who receive an award from this fund can only apply for another award after six months have passed and if funds are still available in the fiscal year. An exception to this rule is made for students whose awards are less than the maximum award in each category ($100 for professional development, $500 for travel). In this case, students may request another award for the difference between their previous request and the maximum in each category.