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The Company


Partners for Educational Development, Inc. is at the forefront of higher educational consulting. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations committed to providing quality, competitive, progressive and inclusive education and research experiences for the global community of learners.

The company was founded and is headed by Olivia A. Scriven, Ph.D., a published scholar in the field of science and technology studies and an executive-level administrator with more than 20 years of experience in research development and administration. 

Dr. Scriven and her partners work across geographic and disciplinary boundaries to design, secure funding, and provide grants management support for academic programs, research, faculty development, student development, international collaborations, capital improvements, university/community/industry partnerships, and institutional capacity development.

We have worked with colleges and universities, policy institutes, community service organizations, and nonprofits, in the United States and South Africa, to secure more than from Federal agencies, private and corporate foundations, and individuals.

We have particular expertise in designing grant-funded initiatives to increase the participation of under-represented minorities and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, including health.

Our clients include colleges and universities, policy institutes, community service organizations, nonprofits, and corporations in the United States and South Africa. We combine on-site training and technical assistance with the power and flexibility of technology to deliver core services in:

  • Strategic Planning

  • Program Design, Development and Assessment

  • Complex Proposal Development and Project Management

  • Commissioned Research Studies

  • Partnerships and Teaming Agreements

  • Contract Bids

  • Fund-raising

  • Marketing Collateral for Print and Web Media

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