Professional Development

Activities and Applications

Professional Development Series

The professional development series is now being hosted by the Office of Organizational Learning and Development. We will be adding sessions on a regular basis so keep checking back for new opportunities.

Learning Communities

Participate in an in-depth learning experience with your campus colleagues. Topics vary by semester. Come explore new subjects and meet colleagues from outside your discipline.

Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

August 2020

Sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, this Institute will bring national teaching experts to UM to share learning strategies that have been shown to improve student understanding and success in STEM courses. Participants will develop an original course module as part of the workshop and be named Academic Education Fellows.

Invite an International Scholar to UM!

Did you know that the Department of State’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program provides opportunities not just for students to experience life at UM, but international scholars, researchers, and faculty members as well? In fact, the visiting scholar does not even need to receive employment from UM to be eligible. Contact the International Students & Scholars division of the Global Engagement for more information.

Opportunity to Disseminate Research to the Public

The Conversation U.S. is a non-profit website that aims to share the work of faculty researchers with the public. A number of UM faculty have published pieces with The Conversation, which has connected them to other major news outlets and new professional contacts.

 International Faculty Exchange Program/Long-Term Activity 

Information on the faculty exchange program.

ORSP Professional Development Series

NCURA DVD series on grant management 

Sabbatical Assignment

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Professional Enhancement Program

Guidelines for submitting proposals for UM grants for professional development, travel, visiting outside scholars, and support for research and creative activities

Database of Awards for Faculty

The FDO has built a database of national awards and honors open to faculty members that is searchable by discipline. Requires Netid login. 

ORSP University Grant Program

Application guidelines for small grants, seed grants, and mentored proposal development grants.

Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund

Small grants for faculty research related to Asian Studies


Faculty Evaluation Information and Procedures