Professional Development Grant Program

About the Professional Development Grant Program

Help yourself get to the Annual Conference!

EACE Professional Development Grants help defray costs for individual members who would not otherwise be able to participate in professional development events such as the EACE Annual Conference


"Thank you, EACE!
The Professional Development Grant allows for the best newcomer experience...EVER." 

Are you commited to becoming involved or more involved with EACE? Are you interested in applying knowledge and skills learned from the conference to your work? Do you need financial assistance to help you get there? If you answered, "yes" than the Grants & Scholarships Committee encourages you to apply for a Professional Development Grant!

2022 Professional Development Grant Applications are now closed. Applicants were notified of their status by April 15th.

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Grant recipients receive up to $1,000 to cover necessary expenses for EACE Annual Conference attendance, including but not limited to:
  • Conference registration ($529 value), 
  • Lodging at the EACE host hotel
  • Travel expenses (e.g., airfare/train/taxi mileage expense)

Recipient Requirements

  • Applicants must be EACE members. Not a member? Find out how to join.

  • EACE Blog Submission: Following the event, the recipient is required to write a blog post that includes information both about the event and the impact of being a grant recipient. This post should be completed and submitted via online form within two weeks following the event.

  • Committee Involvement: Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to serve on an EACE Committee of choice for the following year. Click here for a listing of committees.

  • Reimbursement Procedures: EACE reimbursement policies and procedures must be followed and Expense Report must be submitted within two weeks following the Annual Conference. Click here for reimbursement policies and to access the Expense Report.

Application Process

The 2023 Professional Development Grant program will open fall 2022.

Past Professional Development Grant Recipients

Click here to view past years' Professional Development Grant recipients.


Please contact Grants & Scholarships Committee Co-Chairswith any questions.