The PCMA Education Foundation supports PCMA by driving innovation and learning for the global meetings community through grants that fund research for innovation, education, and scholarships.
What We Fund
The PCMA Education Foundation is developing a complete RFP to guide proposal submissions. The RFP will be posted to this site by early May.
How to Apply
The PCMA Education Foundation grants program has three application cycles per year. Below is an overview of the application and review process for 2016-17:
|June 15, 2016 |
|June 30, 2016 ||July 31, 2016 ||September 15, 2016 |
|October 15, 2016 ||October 31, 2016 ||November 30, 2016 ||January 15, 2017 |
|February 15, 2017 ||February 30, 2017 ||March 31, 2017 ||May 15, 2017 |
|June 15, 2017 ||June 30, 2017 ||July 31, 2017 ||September 15, 2017 |
|October 15, 2017 ||October 30, 2017 ||November 30, 2017 ||January 15, 2018 |
If the deadline date falls on a weekend, it will automatically be moved to the next business day.
Letter of Inquiry
Letters of Inquiry (LOI) should be submitted via email to Stacey Shafer at email@example.com, indicating “Letter of Inquiry” in the subject line of the email. LOIs will be reviewed according to the timeline above and grant application.
Emailed LOIs must include:
- Topic and Brief Summary (1-2 sentences)
- How the project links to the solicited areas in the RFP (1-2 sentences) or rationale for other project category
- Funding Amount Requested (in USD)
- Brief Timeline of Key Milestones
- Outputs – Reports, Products, Tools, etc. (1-2 sentences)
The median grant amount for projects funded in recent years is $20,155 falling into a complete bell curve range of approximately $5,000-$50,000 and a normal range of approximately $10,000-$25,000.
Overhead, indirect costs, and facilities and equipment expenses shall not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the grant amount.
What We Do Not Fund
The PCMA Education Foundation does not fund projects that benefit an individual’s personal matters, any commercial and/or financial interests, venture capital proposals, capital improvements, business equipment or supplies, endowments or other projects/initiatives that do not align with PCMA’s Strategic Plan.
Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
Contact Stacey Shafer at 312.423.7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org