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Staff Development Award


The Staff Development Award program is intended principally to assist in professional and personal development of eligible MU staff.

  • Dependent on funding, awarded 3 times a year with $15k each round.

  • Available for conferences, workshops, short courses, or other appropriate short-term experiences.

  • Eligible applicants must be full time (>75% FTE) permanent University of Missouri (Columbia Campus) staff members, non-hospital, without academic appointment and who have successfully completed six months of continuous employment with MU by the application deadline.  Current SAC members and Staff Development Award Review Committee members are not eligible to apply while serving their term.

  • Application deadlines for 2022

    • The Fall 2022 round has been put on hold. Due to being short staffed, we will resume awarding the Staff Development award for Spring 2023. 

    • The Spring 2023 round has been reopened for virtual events and in person events. The deadline for applications is December 2nd, 2022 5 p.m. (funds available mid-January)

  • Application Form

  • Scoring Rubric

  • SDA Review Committee Roster