Grant Proposal Request


Palm Beach Atlantic University Policies to Note:

  • Government Funds: The Board of Trustees’ policy is that the University does not seek or accept government funds from federal, state, or local sources with the single exception of direct financial aid to students.
  • Proposal Submission: The Board of Trustees’ policy is that formal written proposals to individuals, corporations, foundations, or any other grantor entity by an employee of the University must be reviewed and approved prior to formal written submission. Proposals of less than $50,000 must be approved by the Executive Vice President for Advancement. Proposals of $50,000 or more must be approved by the President.
  • New Academic Programs: Prior to contacting the development office, the Provost’s office must approve all new academic programs.
  • Projects impacting faculty load, classroom or facility space: Prior to contacting the development office, the School Dean and Provost’s office must approve all projects impacting faculty load, classroom or facility space.
  • Contacting Foundations and Corporations: Inform the advancement office of conversations or correspondence with potential funders.

Procedures to submit a proposal:

It starts with your ideas: Either you contact the development office with an idea in need of a funder or we contact you seeking your expertise in response to a “Request for Proposal.”

  • Request for Proposals (RFP): RFPs are funding announcements from a particular entity that request a grant proposal within their guidelines. The Office of Advancement asks for a Dean’s/Vice-President’s recommendation of faculty/staff who might be interested in a project and subsequently contacts appropriate faculty. Faculty may also find the RFP, bring it to the Dean’s or Vice-President’s attention, and then pass it on to the Office of Advancement.
  • Your idea initiating a grant proposal: The first step is to contact your Dean/Vice President to ensure his/her support of the initiative. It is most helpful to have a written one page summary/concept of the project and a budget before contacting the Office of Advancement.

Note: Requests should only be submitted once all information and materials are ready for the Advancement office. Failure to provide complete information will prevent or delay your project's completion. 

Contact: If you would simply like to talk through ideas or future projects, please contact Office of Advancement at advancement@pba.edu. Thank you!


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