Professional Improvement Funds

Professional Improvement Grants are awarded in an amount up to a maximum of $1,750. If the person applying for a grant received a grant during the preceding year, he/she would not be eligible to receive PIF monies in the current fiscal year.  New hires are not eligible to apply for PIF monies until they have completed 12 calendar months on staff at BSU.

If the funds of money requested by qualified applicants exceed the funds available, the PIF Committee may reduce the maximum award in $50 increments down to a minimum of $450 a person in order to provide funds for greater participation.

Grants will be awarded for the following purposes:

  1. Formal course work (credit or non-credit) to improve professional competence for an assigned position; where appropriate course work may be applied toward the completion of a degree. Such grants will be in addition to salary.
  2. Tuition and registration fees for workshops, conferences, or short courses, related travel, instructional materials, and subsistence. In a case where the recipient of the grant will be absent from assigned duties, satisfactory arrangements for the performance of the duties shall be made with the immediate supervisor.
  3. Observation for the improvement of work performance; travel to other institutions for short periods to explore a process or equipment that might improve the performance of the person requesting a grant. Such grants will be in addition to salary.
  4. On-campus study related to improvement of professional competence. This will generally be a partial reduction of workload.

If you are interested in such a grant, download and complete the application form and return it to Stephanie Bard, Deputy 114, Box 14. If you have any questions you may contact Stephanie at 2263. A MSUAASF committee will consider the applications.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MSUAASF MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE FUNDS REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF FUNDING.

BE SURE TO SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR FINAL EXPENSE REPORT TO STEPHANIE WHEN FILING IT WITH THE TRAVEL OFFICE.


PIF Application (Word)