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The generous support of individual and corporate donors is critical to our success. Collaboration and partnerships among faculty, alumni, and industry have been central to our long history of innovation and learning.
Whether you wish to make an annual gift, are considering an endowed gift, or wish discuss your estate plans, we will strive to make your experience as rewarding as possible. Gifts of any size are welcome because they add up to make a tangible difference to people throughout the school.
Stanford Engineering Funding Priorities
A chaired professorship is the most significant honor the university can offer to faculty. Holders of endowed chairs represent the most distinguished scholars of their generation. Those selected for a chair combine brilliant scholarship, inspirational teaching, and leadership service to the school and university. A gift of $3 million will be matched with $1 million by the school, resulting in a $4 million endowment that will support new chairs in selected priority departments.
The university’s mission of excellence in teaching, learning, and research is fully embodied in its graduate students. Fellowships are key to our ability to attract the most talented graduate students. The primary criteria for admission are superior academic achievement and a potential to contribute to the academic and professional communities. The competition, particularly at the PhD level, is intense, and only the top candidates in each department are admitted. Once admitted, the very best students are offered financial support that usually comprises a combination of tuition, stipend, and teaching or research assistantships.
A $1.2 million endowment provides annual income equal to a graduate student's annual tuition costs. A donor's gift of $800,000 will be matched by the school with $400,000. Fellowship gifts of $250,000 create endowments that provide partial annual support for an engineering graduate student.
The school's capital plans, when realized, will provide every department and institute with 21st Century research facilities and the resources that will allow faculty and students of every department to do their best work. These plans include the completion of the Science and Engineering Quad and the renovation of the Panama Mall Corridor. These two spaces are designed not only for today’s science and technology, but also to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, to inspire new teaching methodologies and to provide shared equipment and research facilities. These features will maintain and strengthen our ability to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and students.
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