Advisor Support Funding Program

Advisor Support Funds Applicationpdf

The Office of Academic Advising offers the possibility of support for UC Davis academic advisors professional development pursuits via the Advisor Support Funding Program. The application program aims to assist advisors with travel expenses and is designed to operate in conjunction with unit support. Funding capacity shifts from year to year, based on variable budgetary resources.

Eligible applicants:
(1) have been awarded regional or global level NACADA honors for outstanding performance in an advising capacity for which they will be recognized, or
(2) were invited as a presenter for an approved academic advising conference, or
(3) intend to accomplish significant programmatic or strategic objectives through attending a specific conference.

Please note that there are also travel awards available through NACADA.


  • Must be current UC Davis faculty or staff member employed through one of the four undergraduate academic colleges.
  • Must have written approval of immediate supervisor to attend the conference.
  • Conferences approved for application: UC Academic Advising Conference, California Collaborative Advising and Counseling Conference, Region 9 NACADA Conference, and Annual NACADA Conference.


  • Apply via the pdf application form and follow instructions provided within. Application must be completed in full.
  • A copy of presentation invitation/award selection or a proposal with justification for request must accompany application.
  • Application must be submitted at least 90 days prior to conference or 120 days prior to the Annual NACADA Conference.
  • Applicants will be notified at least 45 days before the conference start date; notification will detail approved support funds from the Office of Academic Advising and process by which the funds will be transmitted.


Funding determinations will be based upon (1) availability of funds for the program, (2) the number of applications submitted, and (3) the prioritization of award recipients.

The Office of Academic Advising acknowledges that special circumstances may allow for exceptions to these terms.