Providentia Grant Application

Since 1971, women Friars have shaped the character and trajectory of PC through their abilities to enlighten minds, open hearts, and transform lives. To honor the contributions of women over the last 50 years and provide opportunities for those to come, Providence College supporters initiated the Providentia Endowed Fund, which fuels women’s initiatives on campus and beyond. Annual distributions from this permanent fund underwrite projects and programs that promote, empower, and amplify women and girls.

Providence College is pleased to offer this grant competition to the campus community. We encourage efforts that involve collaboration between students, faculty, and staff. Individual applications are also welcome. Research proposals initiated by students and student groups should include a faculty mentor/collaborator/sponsor.

Grant Process

All applications submitted will be reviewed by a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement and shared with the Providentia Leadership Committee for review.


The written application consists of a project description and budget with budget justification and may be found below:

Applications should include:

  • Executive summary
  • Project objectives
  • Work plan and timeline
  • Expected impact
  • Brief yet detailed budget with budget justification explaining all related expenses
  • Letter of support, if the applicant is a current student or student group

The 2023-2024 Providentia Grant Application submission process will be open for submissions on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.


To ancient Romans, Providentia was a deity personifying foresight and provision. St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas adopted her name as a name for God’s loving care for creation.

Providentia Society

Donors who have contributed $10,000 or more to the Providentia Endowed Fund are recognized as society members.