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Imagine What You Could Do With a Pacific Fund Grant

Sep 21, 2010

What could you do with a Pacific Fund grant? Field trips, travel abroad, travel related to student and faculty research, on-campus performances and guest speakers, equipment and lab supplies represent just some of the many ways that Pacific Fund grants enhance learning at Pacific.

Students and faculty in the College of the Pacific are encouraged to apply for Pacific Fund grants that are awarded by the College. Get inspired by some examples of past Pacific Fund Grant Winners and submit your application!

The next deadline for submitting your application is coming up soon: Friday, October 22, 2010.

To apply, download and complete the appropriate application form and submit it to Candis Bradley, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean, College of the Pacific, WPC 111, Email.

 Click here for a Student Application

 Click here for a Faculty Application

Award Decisions

The College's Pacific Fund grants are awarded by a selection committee.

Note: Due to limited funds in the 2009/2010 year, Pacific Fund applications from spring 2010 will be considered along with the new applications submitted by October 22. If funds remain after the fall 2010 grants are awarded, another Pacific Fund grant cycle will likely take place early 2011.

Please note that Pacific Fund grants are reimbursement-based. Funds are not issued up front; rather, expenses must be documented and submitted for reimbursement.

Considerations for selection: Grant winners will be broadly representative of all departments and programs in the College. Multiple applications from a single department in a single cycle are unlikely to be funded. However, size of department (number of majors), as well as the type of funding sought in each application, will be taken into consideration in determining whether a single department wins more than one grant. Faculty are encouraged to involve students in their projects.

Criteria

Qualifying projects will:

  • Advance the specific aims of the University's commitment to distinctiveness: investments to expand/improve existing programs; create new academic hallmarks; advance faculty teaching, scholarship and research; develop leadership, experiential learning, and international opportunities for students; promote/support student achievement.

  • Involve at least one College of the Pacific faculty or student member; projects involving more than one faculty member or student, or involving a faculty member and a student from the College, are especially encouraged.

Projects must have measurable results within one academic year. In the application, the grant requester must provide clear, measurable goals and a plan for assessing the results as well as a plan for disseminating the results of the grant investment.

Student requesters must name a faculty sponsor who can comment on the scope and significance of their project. Faculty requesters must seek out a faculty member from another department in the University who is willing to serve as a "sounding board" for the project and provide feedback about the project.