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PNP Process and Application

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Igniting Our Passion: Priority Needs Proposals


Ramapo College has developed a strong reputation, and is poised to engage with citizens of our stat

e and beyond.  The steps to approach this next level require us, as a community, to ignite our passion and imagine and create new or redesigned centers, programs, projects, and initiatives that result in resources for the College.

As part of the College’s 2021-2022 Strategic Planning Process, the Priority Needs Proposal (PNP) process was initiated to empower the Ramapo community to develop centers or programs to advance our understanding of issues that affect the lives of citizens in the 21st century, and widen and deepen the reputation of our institution.

The PNP process, informed by The Future Series, aims to identify priority needs and to secure resources for the centers, programs, projects and initiatives that are developed.  Once established, the centers, programs, projects and initiatives will be positioned to attract resource streams to continue, and potentially build, activities that advance the mission for Ramapo students and communities beyond the College.

Participating in the PNP process provides an all-hands-on deck opportunity for Units/Schools to collaborate within and across disciplines and departments to assess needs and produce proposals.  The process seeks to insure participation by all sectors of the College.

AY 22-23 Incubating Proposals

Listed below are some of the PNPs currently being incubated, stay tuned for exciting updates as they come to fruition:

  • Center for First Generation Students
  • Presidential Scholarships
  • EOF Student Scholarships
  • Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts
  • Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Digital Humanities Projects
  • ENHANCE Therapeutic Support Program
  • Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center
  • Center for Data, Mathematical & Computational Sciences
AY 21-22 Timetable

October 2021

  • Advancement/Foundation staff meet with College VPs and department managers/Deans to explain the Needs Statement Process

November 2021

  • VP Cristini explains the Process at Faculty Assembly and other Division meetings

 November 2021 – January 2022

  • Department managers/Deans work with their staffs and the VP to identify their top ideas and needs
  • The Future Series events take place (through to March 2022)
  • VPs coordinate intra- and inter-Division meetings to focus and refine the ideas, and the staff involved prepare a Priority Need Proposal (or PNP, links to the proposal form and budget are below)

 February 2022

  • PNPs are discussed by the Cabinet, prioritized, and approved by the President

March 2022

  • Approved PNPs are provided to the Ramapo College Foundation.  View the Funding Your PNP webinar hosted by Foundation staff.
  • Advancement staff work with the President, Cabinet, and individuals involved in the approved PNPs to secure resources from donors and private foundations.  There is no guarantee that funding will be secured for all PNPs.
AY 21-22 Submissions of Proposals

Interested parties were advised to complete a Priority Need Proposal by submitting the following form.  Applicants were encouraged to consult with the Fundraising Team and Grants Office staff (X-7374) to answer any questions.

Click here to preview the questions in the form.  Download the PNP Budget Worksheet which is a required element of the form.

Application Form