Master's Professional Development Fund

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration's Professional Development Fund provides financial support for our MPA and MPP students to attend conferences to further their professional development.  This Fund complements the PhD Scholarly Travel Fund in ensuring that all Trachtenberg students have access to critical resources.

There are three funding cycles per year (Fall, Spring, Summer) where students can apply for up to $300 to cover conference costs including registration fees, travel and hotel.  Students are notified of the application cycle through the Career News and Notes and other Trachtenberg communications.  A Professional Development Fund Awards Committee, comprised of Alumni and Advisory Board Members, will review applications and make award recommendations to the Director of the Trachtenberg School, Dr. Kathryn Newcomer, for a final decision.