Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program

October 25, 2018

Come learn about the new Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program and hear from Nancy Scherich (PhD Student, Mathematics) about her experience at the Bridges Math-Art conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

*Pizza lunch will be served!*

Awards up to $1000 will be granted to eligible graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who wish to individually tailor their career paths with outside professional development opportunities. These opportunities include but are not limited to: attending workshops, conferences, industry trade shows, trainings, certificates, and other professional events; visits to potential industries and companies; visits to job shadow potential mentors or others in a chosen industry; professional organization events; and more.

The purpose of this pilot program is to ​help grad students and postdocs take greater agency in their own career path by funding exploration of a range of professional development opportunities across a variety of career and skill interests. The program also includes increased awareness of valuable experiences, career readiness, post-event follow through, and peer-to-peer networking. 

The Individualized Professional Skills Grant Program is a pilot project funded by the NSF Mentoring Program at the Graduate Division, the Professional Development Series at the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, and the UCSB Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative (formerly SEED-SB), and in partnership with Career Services, the Center for Bioengineering, and the Graduate Student Resource Center.

Event Contact : Arica Lubin


  • Voice: 805.893-7472
  • Fax: 805.893-6132


Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105