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How to Apply


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 how to disseminate/celebrate the results of the grant investment (See "Reporting Results of Pacific Fund Projects" below). In addition:

  • 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.

Applying for a Grant

Application forms for both faculty and students can be found by clicking on the links below and must be turned in electronically to Only electronic submissions will now be accepted.

Individual and group applications are welcome. No individual may win more than one grant (individually or as a member of a group application) in a single cycle. Please note that Pacific Fund grants are reimbursement-based. Funds are not issued up front; rather, expenses must be documented and submitted for reimbursement. The COP Pacific Fund no longer funds coursework or internships for credit; however, certain expenses for internships may be considered based on need.

Click here for a Faculty Application
Click here for a Student Application

Award Decisions

Pacific Fund grants will be awarded by a selection committee. 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 (support for faculty scholarship/creative activity or teaching innovation, etc.) will be taken into consideration in determining whether a single department wins more than one grant.

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Reporting Results of Pacific Fund Projects

The Pacific Fund Office requires all grant recipients to report on how they utilized their grant monies within two weeks of expending the funds or completing their project.

The forms are available online:

Student Grant Recipients
Faculty Grant Recipients