SVSU Professional Growth Grant

(Due by 4:30 November 15 yearly or next business day if the due date falls on the weekend )
We suggest you submit earlier to allow Sponsored Programs time to review your application.

Faculty who have been awarded three unit grants in the last five years are ineligible for additional awards unless they have applied for external funding through Sponsored Programs.

Submit your application using the new online application system,

  • What this is for: Professional Growth encourages scholarly activities such as pursuit of advanced course work or a degree in the faculty member's own or new disciplines; retraining to develop a new specialty, such as computer programming; to learn a new research skill, such as oral history techniques; or to develop a new pedagogical skill, such as competency-based instruction. Use this application to apply for one-time $1,000 Ph.D. program support.
  • Who is eligible: Proposals are accepted from full-time faculty members on continuing appointment and administrative professionals in Academic Affairs.
  • Funding Available: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
  • Faculty who apply for this grant will be notified of approval status the end of January by the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Professional Growth Grant Guidelines (64kB)
  • Final Report (39kB) should be submitted to Melissa Woodward,
  • Access Online Budget Account (14kB) using mySVSU portal.

 Please follow the steps below to create an account and apply for an opportunity.

  1. Access the online application by visiting
  2. Click on the grant you would like to apply for under competition.
  3. Click on apply on the right side.
  4. When login screen appears, click on register on the bottom.
  5. Use your SVSU email address and password when you click on create account.
  6. You will receive an email; click the Confirm Account button to complete the account creation process.
  7. Login at to create your application.
  8. You will receive an email once your application is submitted.  

 Please contact Sponsored Programs for assistance as you are completing your application.