Endowments at The University of Texas at Austin are a sound investment in a better future. With an endowed gift, you provide a predictable, steady source of funding over time for something you believe in, such as financial aid, merit awards for students, or support for faculty and research.
Your gift is invested, never spent, and each quarter a distribution is made to your chosen program or area. Investment earnings help the endowment value grow over time to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment’s spending power.
There are many endowment opportunities and funding levels available. Choosing what your endowed gift will support is simply a matter of selecting a program that matches your interests. From faculty support to undergraduate research, graduate fellowships to department or program support, your CNS legacy is up to you.
Partner with us to attract and retain exceptional faculty whose teaching and research inspire today’s students and prepare them to be tomorrow’s science leaders. Awarded to faculty who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, endowed Chairs and Professorships provide the annual support necessary for these scholars to remain at the forefront of their field. Often used for program development to supplement budget allocations, professorships encourage faculty to expand their activities and those of their students in the areas of teaching and research.
- Endowed Faculty Chair: $1,500,000
- Endowed Faculty Professorship: $500,000
Graduate Student Support
The College of Natural Sciences graduate students play a central role in academic research and discovery, bringing innovative ideas to research projects and serving as the experimental workforce in the discovery process. The strength of our undergraduate programs and our ability to attract top faculty stems from our success in recruiting the most talented students into our graduate programs. With the help of the CNS community and the committment to offer competitive graduate student fellowships, we will continue to be a major source of world-changing scientists, doctors, mathematicians, technologists, educators and entrepreneurs.
- Endowed Discovery Fellow: $1,000,000
- Endowed Presidential Fellowship: $100,000
Increased funding for undergraduate scholarships will allow the College of Natural Sciences to attract the best and brightest students who transform our university today, and the world tomorrow. Establishing an endowed scholarship offers donors the opportunity to create a lasting legacy that supports our students for generations to come, and enables CNS to compete nationally for the best undergraduate students.
- Endowed Presidential Scholarship: $50,000
- Endowed Scholarship: $25,000
Programs and Research
Research is the core of the College of Natural Sciences. The College is home to many of the top faculty and best graduate students in the world, and its undergraduates learn by engaging in cutting-edge research in laboratories across campus. Through research programs in the college, faculty and students are developing new technologies, ideas and solutions that change the world.
- Endowed Seed Research Fund: $100,000
- Endowed Excellence Fund: From $25,000
To establish an endowment in the College of Natural Sciences or for more information, please call the College of Natural Sciences Office of External Relations at 512-471-3299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see a list of all the endowments in the College of Natural Sciences.