Since 2015, The Civil Service Advisory Council (CSAC) has partnered with the Chancellor to provide  professional development funding for civil service employees at UIS. Each status CS employee employed at least 50% time may apply for funds to use toward any aspect of professional development during the award year. A call for applications is typically sent via email to all CS employees early in the fall semester. The Professional Development Applications will be reviewed and granted by members of your elected Civil Service Advisory Council.


The Civil Service Advisory Council (CSAC) is pleased to announce that FY2022 funding has been made available to assist Civil Service Employees (CS) at UIS with professional development. Each status CS employee employed at least 50% time may apply for funding to use toward any aspect of professional development during the FY 2022 award year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). Awards over $1000 will be reviewed and be based upon availability and benefit to the University. Examples include subscriptions to journals, conference and meeting registration, conference travel, workshops, and online training materials. To apply for funding please complete and submit the UIS Civil Service Application for Funding for Professional Development.

Prior to submitting your application, please carefully read the instructions.  Applications should be submitted through the online application form, which will be forwarded to the applicant’s supervisor for approval once submitted. An applicant’s supervisor must approve the online application. This electronic approval forwards the application to the CSAC Professional Development Committee for consideration. Applicants will be notified when their completed application is received.

There will be one round of applications this year. Awardees will be notified no later than Friday, January 28, 2022. Should additional funds become available later in the year, additional awards will be made among the applicants in the initial pool.

The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5:00pm. No new applications will be considered after this time. Submit an Application

Applying for CSAC Professional Development Funding

The Professional Development Committee members for 2020-2021 are:

Aaron Stewart, College of Education and Human Services, astew5@uis.edu

Toni Langdon, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, tauma1@uis.edu

Will Newton, Performing Arts Services, wnewt2@uis.edu

Jeff Sudduth, Information Technology Services, jsudd3@uis.edu

If you have questions, please feel free to ask any of the Professional Development Committee members.