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Professional Development


Professional Development

Salem State offers a comprehensive menu of resources for professional development. The university provides a variety of internal grants to assist in funding your research, creative activities, and conference travel. The School of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of research assistantships to facilitate your project, while the Center for Research and Creative Activities organizes mentorship support and professional development activities that enhance scholarly output of our faculty.


Center for Research and Creative Activities

The Center for Research and Creative Activities (CRCA) offers a variety of support services to help with grant writing. During the semester, the CRCA and the Frederick E. Berry Library co-sponsor weekly writing retreats exclusively for faculty and librarians. Our director, Elizabeth Kenney, and Faculty Fellow, Michele Louro, offer individualized consultations on grant proposal applications.


Learn about support and grants to help you realize scholarly and creative goals.


Use the Frederick E. Berry Library to discover books/articles, access databases, and get help with your research from librarians through one-on-one research consultations, online guides, tutorials, and more.


The scholarship mentoring program offers faculty and librarians an opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary community of scholars that support one another and share strategies for success within the university and their respective fields. For details, please contact the Faculty Fellow for the Center for Research and Creative Activities.

Writing Center

The Mary G. Walsh Writing Center offers writing support to the entire Salem State community including faculty. Graduate tutors and staff will talk with you about your proposal, assist in editing drafts, and provide supportive space in which to write.

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