Pacific University’s faculty and staff have two primary resources for obtaining funding to support their scholarly activities (research, curricular improvements, writing, conferences, programs, projects, etc.).
Corporate & Foundation Relations
Major Gift Officer
Handles private foundation and corporate grants such as Murdock Trust, Intel and Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
Office of Research
Vice President and Executive Dean
Handles government grants such as NSF, NIH, USDA, NEH, etc.
Although the division of responsibilities between these two offices may not be readily distinguishable, the offices work collaboratively, and can direct you to the appropriate grant officer who will serve as the primary person you will work with on your project/program.
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) helps to secure funding from corporate and foundation agencies to support institutional priorities – activities deemed important by the President, Board of Trustees, Deans and Directors, faculty and administration. Example priorities include furthering scholarship through research and/or program development, support for faculty salaries, support for creation of new academic programs, developing innovative curricula and courses, equipment acquisition, endowed fund establishment, financial aid for students, capital purchases and facilities constructing/renovation.
The CFR office is located on the 3rd floor of Marsh Hall in the University Advancement office suite, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I welcome drop-in visits, but if you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please call ext. 2838 or email Amy Callahan.
In cooperation with the Research Center, CFR offers a range of resources and services to faculty, departments and programs seeking funding. These resources and services include the identification of resources, assistance with proposal preparation and grant administration.
CFR also maintains a list of recent grants awarded to Pacific as an institution and to members of the Pacific faculty.