Individualized Professional Skills

Grant Application
Program Update (Fall 2023): We are accepting applications as of September 18th. Students and postdocs may apply to receive retroactive funding if their opportunity happened to occur between July 3 and September 18.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to apply for these grants to support opportunities including, but not limited to: Awards are for a maximum of $1,200/applicant. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Priority will be given to applicants who have not received an IPS grant before.

Several of our funding sources are related to specific funding priorities so if any of the following pertain to you, please make mention of this in your application: The IPS program is a collaboration between the Professional Development Series (PDS) at the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships; the Graduate Division; the UCSB Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative and CNSI; Career Services; the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; UCSB Quantum Foundry; UCSB's divisional deans; and external donors.

For more information on the IPS program, visit IPS. If you have questions, please contact Arica Lubin.

Application Type
Please indicate which of the following is true for this application:
I am requesting no more than $150 in funding from IPS (e.g., Free the PhD Career Development Course)
I am requesting $151-$1,200 in funding from IPS