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Professional Development Financing

MACEDEP members may obtain professional development funds either through the awards described below. Use this downloadable spreadsheet to help make your funding request.

  • Extension Fellowships: Up to $1,000 single award; $3,000 lifetime. If awarded, must wait five years to apply again. Must have been employed two years.
  • Ronald J. Turner Global Education Award: Up to $1,000 (based on actual expenses) awarded to one faculty member each year to support a global education opportunity. Must have been employed three years.
  • Tom and Pat Buchanan Endowment: Up to $500 (based on actual expenses) for a professional development activity. Preference for regional specialists in business development and human environmental sciences. Must have been employed three years.
  • Community Development Endowment: Up to $500 in supplemental support; in exceptional cases, requests for up to $1,000 will be considered. Supports activities that enhance community development, with emphasis on professional development.
  • UMEA Scholarships: Up to $1,000. Must be a current UMEA member and a member two years prior.