Professional Development Opportunity Fund

Financial Assistance

The university offers financial assistance for staff to pursue development opportunities beyond what may be budgeted by each department.  Important features of this offering include:

  • UO Professional Development Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance.
  • An employee may apply for reimbursement up to $200 per fiscal year in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Employees must be at least half-time to receive reimbursement.
  • Training and development opportunity must be work related and benefit both the employee and the university.


The University of Oregon is committed to continuous learning and encourages all employees to participate in training and professional development opportunities.

A wide variety of programs are offered across campus.  A complete list of available courses and training opportunities can be viewed on the Learning and Development webpage.