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Friends, former students and colleagues of Alan Cowley have joined together to establish the Alan H. Cowley Endowed Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemistry. The endowment will be a tribute to Alan’s 54 years of research, teaching, and service. As one of the leading figures in the world-wide renaissance of main group chemistry, Alan has made numerous seminal scientific contributions to inorganic chemistry, has over 560 publications and has been recognized for his outstanding achievements with numerous awards. Among these are the ACS Award for Distinguished Service to Inorganic Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Main-Group Chemistry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1988. The endowment will support, in perpetuity, the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. This endowment requires gifts and pledges of $50,000 to reach its goal. All pledges in support of the Cowley Fellowship may be paid over a five-year window.

Funds distributed annually from the Alan H. Cowley Endowed Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemistry will be used to support graduate students studying inorganic chemistry at the University. This support will allow the College to grow the next generation of chemists and will greatly enhance the programmatic excellence.

In light of the extraordinary opportunity to establish a named fellowship in honor of Alan Cowley, the College of Natural Sciences looks to the former students, friends and colleagues of Dr. Cowley to support this initiative. Dr. Cowley’s impact on UT and the chemistry department has been profound, and his research in the field of inorganic chemistry has made significant impacts in the study of chemistry.

Learn more about this opportunity, download a pledge form, or make your gift online at txsci.net/cowley.

Questions? Please call Sarah Heier at 512-471-3299 or email sarah.heier@austin.utexas.edu.


Alan H. Cowley

"Alan was an excellent mentor to me in graduate school and his leadership helped me greatly in my career. I am pleased to be able to contribute to Alan's legacy in this way."
- Dr. Richard A. Kemp