Program Overview

The Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grants are designed to enhance the University’s organizational infrastructure and capacity through investment in its human capital. In support of the “infrastructure and shared governance” goal of the Top Tier Initiative, these grants have been established with institutional funds reserved for the professional development of full-time administrative faculty members at UNLV. The program will fund competitively awarded grants of up to $1,000 for individuals or up to $2,000 for groups. The granted funds may be used for professional development opportunities that are not covered by budgeted departmental funds or by the grant-in-aid program available to full-time faculty members of the University.

What is Professional Development?

Professional development refers to the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills to grow in one’s chosen profession.

Here at UNLV, we believe professional development is for everyone. I encourage all administrative faculty members to take advantage of the many opportunities we offer for their professional development and career advancement.

Chris L. Heavey, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost

Application Process and Review

The process to apply for Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grants is fully electronic. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit all required materials through the online portal by the published deadline.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their potential to increase applicants’ effectiveness in their jobs, provide support to their unit and constituents, and benefit the campus at large. Selection is competitive based on application merit. All applications may not be awarded funding, even if all available funds have not been allocated.

Additional information regarding the program, including general guidelines, eligibility, grant usage, and application procedures and deadlines, are available in the Policies and Procedures document. All applicants are advised to read this document carefully before applying.

Selection Committee Members


If you have any questions about the application or review process, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at