Eligible Expenses

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How can I use my Mahaffey Fellowship grant?

Recipients may use the funds for costs directly related to professional development activities. Examples include:

  • Tuition or registration fees for workshops, conferences, and training.
  • Fees to work directly with a consultant or career coach
  • Travel and hotel costs associated with attending a workshop, conference, or training


Funding Period:

  • Funds must be used between May 1, 2024, and April 30, 2025.

Ineligible expenses include:

  • The applicant’s regular salary or wages
  • General operating costs of the arts organization they work for
  • Costs incurred outside the funding period


Tax information for individuals:

  • Please be aware that grants to individuals are considered earnings by the IRS.


Elizabeth L Mahaffey Fellowship