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Promotion Project

Find out how a UC San Diego department can get funds for training through the Promotion Project program.

Promotion Project funding for FY 2016-2017 is no longer available. This site will be updated once funding is available.


The Promotion Project provides up to $1,000 in training funds to UC San Diego departments that promote UC San Diego career employees via reclassification or open recruitment.

Purpose (Subject to change for FY 2017 - 2018)


The goal of the Promotion Project, a career development program, is to develop and retain UC San Diego staff by creating opportunities for employees to advance at UC San Diego. This goal is achieved through a unique strategy — offering monetary support to the hiring department for the employee's training needs within the first 6 months of the appointment.

Note: Before your department is considered for funding, you must also complete and submit a Training Request Form (PDF).

Promotion Project funds will be earmarked for 6 months only once you are approved. If funds are not used within the 6-month period, they may be forfeited. Please notify the Promotion Project coordinator if there are any changes.

How a department can qualify for funds

  • Open a recruitment
  • Be willing to hire and train a UC San Diego career candidate.

Eligibility: (Subject to change for FY 2017 - 2018)

  • UC San Diego career employees who have been promoted or reclassified
  • UC San Diego career employee who have completed probationary period

How a department can receive funds

  • Hire a UC San Diego employee for a qualifying job opening.
  • Submit the Training Request Form (PDF) for approval to the Promotion Project coordinator, Mail Code 0923, within 45 days of being promoted/ reclassified.
  • Upon approval of the training request form, a signed confirmation for training reimbursement of actual expenses up to $1,000 will be sent to the department.
  • For reimbursement, submit:
    • Evidence of the training activity completion
    • A copy of the department's general ledger showing payment for the training activity

Note: this page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/promotionproject

Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.