These grants are open to all full-time academic and career and professional development advisors within SBS and are intended to provide professional development opportunities not otherwise available through existing units. Opportunities may include conference attendance, trainings, webinars, bringing in outside speakers or trainers, and other forms of professional development. We anticipate offering approximately ten SBS grants of up to $1,000 each year, to be matched 1:1 by departments, for a total maximum grant of $2,000 per person or group. For SBS Pathways Center advisors, the SBS Dean's Office will serve as the "department" match. Departments that provide staff with professional development funds can redeploy those funds towards the departmental match.