Professional Development Fellowship

  • Professional Development Fellowship Information:


    A professional development fellowship provides professionals, who with children ages 3 to 6 with an IEP, the opportunity to be reimbursed for expenses up to $150.00 to attend an in-state workshop, seminar or conference directly related to their field. The applicant must be a professional currently working in an Early Childhood Special Education program in a public school and employed in the counties of Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Will or South Suburban Cook County. 




    Applicants will be limited to one Fellowship per grant year.


    Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the event.


    A copy of your registration form and other workshop information must accompany your Award Application.


    Fellowships are limited to a maximum of $150.00.


    A maximum of five (5) professional development fellowships per event will be awarded per district or joint agreement.


    It is your responsibility to send in your own registration.


    Reimbursement form is to be returned with original receipts as soon as possible after the event.  These must be received no later than two (2) months after the event.


    The destination must exceed 200 miles (round trip) to qualify for lodging expenses.


    Due to funding constraints STARNET reserves the right to limit the amount/number of fellowships given to a single organization or for a single event.