Professional Development Funds

Learn about the professional development funding opportunities available for faculty members. 

Professional Development Reimbursement Fund

This University program is intended to provide financial assistance for professional development expenses. These expenses must relate to activities that enhance the performance, ability, or effectiveness of a Member’s work at the University. Visit the PDR website to read more on eligibility requirements and application procedures.

For Research Associates professional development funding, the guideline and application process can be reviewed through UBC Human Resources website.

The University of British Columbia offers and administers programs that provide financial help to Postdoctoral Fellows. Go to the Postdoctoral Fellowship website to review the funding options.  

Tuition Waivers

The UBC Tuition Fee Waiver provides eligible UBC staff and faculty with tuition assistance for the following courses: 

  • Approved undergraduate courses
  • Approved graduate courses
  • Non-credit courses offered through Continuing Studies

To learn more, visit the UBC HR website.

To submit a waiver, login to your Workday portal using your Campus Wide Login (CWL). Follow the instructions in Workday Self Service Portal/Search Workday Knowledge/Search Tuition Waivers