To support the personal and professional growth of lecturers, and to enhance the academic mission of the university, the LEO-UM contract provides a Lecturer Professional Development Fund on each campus. All lecturers not on full layoff are eligible to apply for grants from the fund. The maximum award to a lecturer in an academic year is $900. Decisions about the distribution of awards are made by a committee on each campus. (See Article XXIV: Professional Development.)
For the Ann Arbor campus, applications are due by October 20 and March 20.
(An additional resource for Ann Arbor lecturers is the CRLT Lecturers' Professional Development Fund. Deadline September 22, 2015.)
For the Dearborn campus, applications are due by October 15 and February 15.
For the Flint, applications are due by September 22, 2014. (A second deadline will be announced if funds remain.)