The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is April 3 for the fall 2017 semester. The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at three credits. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at VCCS OPD Grants. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.