Supporting Research and Faculty

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Opportunities to Help

Named Unrestricted Endowment Fund ~ from $25,000
The Institute encourages college, school, and program-based endowments—both restricted and unrestricted therein—to meet its long-term needs. Endowments restricted to the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, but unrestricted in use therein, provide maximum flexibility in meeting pressing needs and seed funding for new initiatives. Recognition of unrestricted endowments within the School may take the form of a named endowment fund to suppport faculty in a particular area of research.

Named Faculty Chair ~ from $2,000,000
An Endowed Faculty Chair is designed to provide resources to scholars of eminent stature to head teaching and research in specialized areas within the School. Senior faculty chair holders will draw outstanding students to the program, stimulate innovative research, serve as mentors for younger faculty and aggressively seek leveraged funding from government and industrial sources. Endowed chairs may be named to recognize their donors or a designee.

Named Professorship ~ from $1,000,000
Income from these named endowments will be used to support outstanding faculty in ChBE. These Professorships will ensure that scholars who have already made their mark in the discipline possess the resources to remain at the forefront of their fields, while leading teaching and research efforts in areas important to the future of chemical & biomolecular engineering. The funding will be used to seed research projects, as well as for travel, equipment, and student research assistants.

Named Early-Career Professorship ~ from $500,000
These awards are given to the most promising young ChBE faculty members, and provide a major incentive in attracting and retaining those faculty who are tomorrow's leading teachers/scholars. Grants are awarded for five years, providing support to encourage innovation in teaching and research, thereby nurturing professional advancement during the critical pre-tenure years. Endowed Faculty Awards may be named to recognize their donors or a designee.

To inquire about making a gift in support of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, contact:
Donna Peyton, ChBE Director of Development