Professional Development Grants Overview

This small grant program is designed to provide direct support for professional development for Switzer Fellows only. This program recognizes that funding for professional development is not readily available in the public sector and that environmental leaders can benefit from new skills and opportunities to broaden their networks to achieve lasting results on critical issues.

Switzer Fellows may request funds for training in non-profit management, communications, leadership, or other relevant professional skills or for attendance at a conference or other professional activity that will clearly advance the Fellow's career goals. Grants may occasionally be made to other environmental leadership development programs that directly serve one or more Switzer Fellows. Awards are made on a rolling basis. Please see the guidelines and contact the Foundation office for more information.