Grant Proposal Development

The proposal development process is in place to assist faculty and staff in achieving grant support for their project or program. Once an idea has been formulated, it is important to discuss with the appropriate Dean or Program Director, and others as needed, to develop the idea and craft a budget. Approval is required for all grants; however there is no form to complete. Approval is generally granted by email. It is important that you work with your assigned Grant Officer on all proposals to ensure that no application is rejected on technical grounds.

Both Corporate & Foundation Relations and the Office of Research will assist you in researching potential funders and find the right "match" for your project/program. They will also ensure that your application isn’t submitted at the same time as another proposal to the same funder when not allowed. Where there are competing interests, institutional priorities take precedent over all other proposal ideas.

If your proposal results in a request for a site visit from the funder, your grant officer will provide substantial resources to ensure that your site visit is a success. Your grant officer will assure your funder meets the right people and receives a concise and illuminating site visit guide that will further advocate for your success.

Once a grant has been awarded, your grant officer will assist you in completing the final paperwork, processing grant checks, and meeting deadlines for required reports. The stewardship of corporate, foundation and government donors ensures that Pacific can maintain a long-term relationship.

Grant Officers

Amy Callahan

Major Gift Officer
Corporate & Foundation Relations

University Advancement

Phone: 503-352-2838 | Fax: 503-352-2252

Ann Barr-Gillespie
Executive Dean/Vice Provost, College of Health Professions

Office of Research

Phone: 503-352-7372 | Fax: 503-352-1447


Grant Proposal Development Process

The proposal development process is also available in print. There is both a flowchart and detail for the document: