Grant Proposals

The President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women offers financial support for University programs that relate to the mission and vision of our group, and to issues and challenges facing women at the University. Proposals must come from a University-affiliated group or individual. Funding may be requested for a wide variety of educational and outreach activities including, but not limited to, guest lecturers, films, training sessions, workshops, conferences, field trips, retreats and special events. Although the maximum award is $500, grant applicants should be apprised that PACSW funding may not result in the maximum award. For planning purposes, applicants are highly encouraged to seek additional funding sources to meet their project need.


Using the online form, proposals must include the following information:

  • Contact name & department
  • Purpose of grant
  • Detailed budget for amount requested
  • Other sources of funding
  • Target audience(s)
  • Anticipated result(s)
  • Benefit(s) to USF community
  • Documentation of anticipated expenses for the event and anticipated date of when funds will be used
  • Explanation of how the proposal relates to the mission and vision of PACSW
  • Mention of the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women as a sponsor must appear on all publicity items for the event

It is strongly recommended that student groups seeking grant funding consult their faculty advisor in drafting their grant proposal.


Written proposals should be submitted via the online form by the Fall and Spring Due Dates.
Nov. 3, 2014 for Spring 2015 Program Proposals
Apr. 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 Program Proposals

Grant Application Form:

Questions should be directed to


Funding requests/ grant proposals will be reviewed at the following PACSW meetings:

Dec 2014 for Spring 2015 Program Proposals
May 2015 for Fall 2015 Program Proposals

Requesters may be invited to meet with the PACSW to discuss their proposals.

* A majority vote is required to approve any funding requests. Grant recipients will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision.

Responsibilities of Recipients

  1. All grant recipients must submit a report to PACSW assessing the results and benefits of the sponsored activity within the same semester of the program completion.
  2. Grant recipients may also be required to make a presentation to PACSW.
  3. Please include mention of the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women as a sponsor on all publicity items for the event.

Funded Projects - Since 1998

  • Professor Ruth Kim- And Still We Rise: Building from the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender/Sexuality in Academia. Specifically used to host the discussion dinner on 10/16/13 (Sept 2013)
  • Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships. A film screening and Q&A with Dr. Lynn Phillips (March 2013)
  • Human Rights Film Festival (Feb 2013)
  • Sara Muyco & Christina Carefoot invited guest speakers: Jean Wiley & Cathy Cade, for Hands on the Freedom Plow (Nov 2012)
  • Aouie Rubio: Introduction to Restorative Justice Series (Nov 2012)
  • Human Rights Film Festival (Feb 2012)
  • Betty Taylor- SOE Course Reader: Listening to the Voices: Global Women of Color in Higher Education (Jan 2012)
  • Muslim Student Association for Eid Bazaar Fundraiser for NISA (North-American Islamic Shelter for the Abused) (Sept 2011)
  • African Studies Dept. for HIV/AIDS teach-in (Apr 2011)
  • Dr. Lois Moore for Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Women and Power: Leadership in a New World Conference Reunion (Mar 2011)
  • Human Rights Film Festival for sponsoring the film Offside (Feb 2011)
  • Lindsay Padilla for Practicum in Advocacy at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (Feb 2011)
  • USF School of Law Equal Justice Society Creative Justice Art Show (Feb 2011)
  • Sociology Dept. for Colloquium with Dr. Stephanie Coontz (Jan 2011)
  • Global Women's Rights Forum for honoraria for two speakers at 10th annual GWRF (Nov 2010)
  • Communities Against Sexual Assault for Fall semester awareness week called: "It Affects Me." (Oct 2010)
  • Mary Zweifel for research study with Ugandan women peacebuilders. (Sept 2010)
  • Gender & Sexualities Department for showing the film, The Line & workshop. (Sept 2010)
  • “Create Against Rape” project of Student Leadership and Engagement (2009)
  • “As the Stars Go By” lecture by fiber artist Anna Von Mertens, presented by the Thacher Gallery (2009)
  • “Latina Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by Lambda Theta Nu Sorority (2009)
  • Sponsorship of Women’s Law Association in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (2009)
  • Sylvia Marcos speaking on “Feminist Theology and Zapatista Movement”: Presented by the Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought (2008)
  • Cristo Rey San Francisco Information Session (2008)
  • Speaker Joyce Sterling, presented by Law Students for Reproductive Justice (2008)
  • Hysteria Fundraiser for the Women’s Community Clinic (2008)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week (2008)
  • Global Women’s Rights Forum (2008)
  • Fear and Gender in Public Space, a project by Vernoica Wiman, Art & Architecture Dept. (2008)
  • Breaking the Silence: Truth and Reconciliation for Comfort Women, a discussion with activists Annabel Park and Eric Byler (2008)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week (2007)
  • SF Women Against Rape, Walk Against Rape (2007)
  • Breast Cancer Symposium and Brunch, Black Student Union (2007)
  • Booker T. Washington Banquet, Black Student Union (2007)
  • Sponsorship of Julia Dow, Lane Center to the Women in the Church Conference (2006)
  • National Organization of Men's Outreach for Rape Education (NO MORE) RV Tour 1 in 4 Violence Prevention Program (2006)
  • Global Women's Rights Forum, 5th annual series of lectures, films and performances celebrating International Women's Day (2006)
  • USF Law School's Second Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice: Discrimination Based on Family Responsibilities by Joan Williams, and A Response from the European Perspective by Joanne Wade (2006)
  • USF Law School's Work/Family Conflict Conference on balancing work and family and exploring the legal and policy issues involved (2006)
  • Sponsored raffle prizes for Get Real: Unmask the Problem, an open mic event honoring body acceptance in commemoration of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (2005)
  • "From the Kitchen to the Moon: The Changing Role of Women in the U.S.", a panel discussion and fundraising event for the future of the USF Childcare Center (2005)
  • Women's Toiletry Drive (ongoing): Collection of toiletries to benefit women's shelters in San Francisco (2005)
  • No More Empty Bowls, a nationwide program designed to raise awareness about hunger and poverty. (2004)
  • Take Back the Night, an event focusing on ending violence against women, including a women-only march, and a discussion for men about how they can be part of ending violence against women. (2003)
  • Presentation by Dr. Vandana Shiva, physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, author, and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy (2000)
  • Public presentation of "Producing 'Freaks': Daytime Talk Shows and Sexual Boundary-Making" by Joshua Gamson, former sociology professor at Yale, and current sociology professor at USF (2000)
  • "La Que Nos Dio La Luz": A benefit dinner for La Casa de Las Madres Battered Women's Shelter, sponsored by La Raza, with keynote speaker Esther Madriz, late sociology professor at USF and key founder for the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA) (2000)
  • Visit and presentation entitled "Building a Culture of Nonviolence" by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate, as part of the University Ministry Justice Lecture Series. (1999)
  • Presentation by Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: "Citizen Involvement in Global Issues: Eradicating the World Wide Use of Landmines" to commemorate the USF School of Law's dedication of the new Center for Law & Global Justice (1999)
  • Presentation by director Johnny Symons of "Beauty before age: A documentary video maker's look at the power of youth, beauty and fear of aging in gay cultures" (1999)
  • Travel and conference attendance support for two full-time students in the Counseling Psychology Department of the School of Education and Assistant Hall Directors in the Office of Residence Life for the "Learning from Women" conference in Boston, MA (1998)