Staff Professional Development Award in honor of Ronald W. Frisch
The University of Pittsburgh Staff Association Council supports the ambition of Pitt staff members who seek to supplement their professional and personal engagement at the University through professional development opportunities. The Ronald W. Frisch Staff Professional Development Award provides monetary resources to selected University of Pittsburgh staff members to pursue professional enrichment opportunities. Watch the video from last year's Engage Pitt fundrasing campaign here.
The application period is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Recpients will be notified prior to the Staff Council's Spring Assembly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The Ronald W. Frisch Staff Professional Development Award is available to eligible Pitt staff members to defray the costs of approved professional development opportunities determined to provide direct benefit to the staff member’s career and professional growth at Pitt. Uses of the award include, but are not limited to:
- University of Pittsburgh tuition
- Professional conference attendance
- Professional workshop, class, or credit
- Training benefiting professional career
The award must be used by the Pitt staff member receiving the award between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
Awards cannot be used for organizational memberships, subscription fees, parking or other incidental fees.
Applicants are required to be benefits eligible, non-union, part time or full time professional employees at any of the University of Pittsburgh’s five campuses. Applicants must have been employed by the University of Pittsburgh for a minimum of one consecutive year and are required to receive supervisor permission for participation as part of their application. Staff members on a performance improvement plan or who have received the award within the past three years are ineligible.
Recipients of the award are chosen by a panel comprised of rotating SAC members, a regional campus representative, and an Office of Human Resources representative in accordance with applicable procedures outlined by the University of Pittsburgh. The Staff Association Council supports and endorses equal opportunities for all Pitt staff members.
Current Staff Association Council officers are not eligible to apply.
Applicants can apply for up to a $500 award. Multiple awards not exceeding $500 total may be disbursed based on the number of qualified candidates each cycle. For example, two $250 awards may be disbursed in a given awards cycle. Award money will be distributed to the awardee based on University financial policies and must be utilized for the awarded purposes within one calendar year.
Awardees are required to submit a testimonial following their use of the award as a requirement of acceptance.
Recipients off the award will be notified following a review process and presented at the Staff Association Council’s annual Spring Assembly, which the awardee(s) are encouraged to attend.
Please direct all questions to Alex J. Toner, External Relations Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.