Now in it's third year, our Professional Development Micro-Grants Program has provided micro-grants to over twenty-five survivors and patients, funding a variety of trainings, professional conferences, certifications, and career coaching sessions.
The individuals benefiting from the micro-grant program span a variety of industries and work histories, so we encourage people from all types of professions to consider applying. To date, we've awarded grants to HR professionals, medical professionals, teachers, marketing executives and social workers, to name a few.
So often we hear from patients and survivors that they feel they've lost aspects of themselves on both personal and professional levels, when they receive a diagnosis and go through treatment. In the testimonials we received following the completion of the grant period, there was a resounding sentiment from recipients that the grants assisted them in feeling relevant in their careers again. Cancer and Careers wants to not only remind patients and survivors that they are still the intelligent, able individuals they were prior to their diagnosis, but they are still capable of further growth and success in their career, despite unplanned setbacks.
Whether you wish to learn new skills to make a career change, complete continuing education to renew your license, or refresh your knowledge of software that you may be a bit rusty on after being out of work for a period of time, the micro-grant program allows you to figure out what type of professional development would be most beneficial for you to get the jump-start you may be searching for.
Applications for the 2018 Professional Development Micro-Grant are open as of Monday, October 2nd and will remain open through Monday, November 6th. Please take a look at the Terms and Conditions, as well as the FAQ, to get a more detailed explanation of the process.
Feel free to reach out to Senior Program Manager, Nicole Jarvis, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the program or process.