Designed to support diverse career-enhancing projects and logistical needs for students and recent alumni, Peabody’s Career Development grants are administered by the Office of the Dean of the Peabody Institute and managed by Peabody LAUNCHPad. Applications are accepted for Project Funding once each semester and for Logistical Funding on a rolling basis. Grant amounts average around $400, although funding up to $1000 may sometimes be awarded.
For current Peabody faculty, information about the application process for Faculty Career Development Grants can be found on this page.
Application Deadlines: Logistical Funding applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on the first business day of each month. Submit your application by the last day of the month to ensure it is reviewed.
Project Funding applications have one deadline per semester:
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants should be:
Qualifications: The committee will consider proposals for entrepreneurial project funding as well as logistical career development needs.
Project Funding: For project funding, special consideration is given to innovative and self-sustaining projects, especially those with the potential to benefit the wider community. Examples of qualified projects include:
Logistical Funding: For logistical funding, special consideration is given to current students demonstrating financial need. Examples of qualified logistical needs include:
*Please note that if you request funding for a laptop, tablet, or other multi-use technology, we will consider funding up to the percentage of time you expect to use your device for career-related work. Please include an estimate and explain how you calculated the percentage.
Not Funded: Funding is not available for:
Submission Details: Please submit this online form after preparing the following materials:
Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be asked to submit a brief report.
Peabody LAUNCHPad helps students develop project ideas and prepare grant proposals. You can view a Sample Career Development Grant proposal (JHED ID required), and contact us to make an appointment well in advance of any deadline. We are unlikely to be able to accommodate last-minute requests for proposal review.
If you were awarded a grant and you've completed your project, submit your grant report here.