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College of Natural Sciences
120 Inner Campus Dr., Stop G2500
Austin, TX 78712-1252
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Partner with us to attract and retain exceptional faculty whose teaching and research will prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders while promoting world-changing discovery. The College of Natural Sciences faculty includes more than 380 award-winning professors and 300 Ph.D.-level lecturers committed to educating our students and advancing the frontiers of research. You can help ensure that we continue to recruit and retain these extraordinary researchers and educators through your investment in any of the following endowed positions, which allow us to supplement faculty salaries and provide additional funding for research.

Endowed Chair (minimum funding $2,000,000)
Established to support eminent faculty and academic leaders, Endowed Chairs are the most prestigious endowments a faculty member can hold. Endowed Chairs recognize excellence and provide resources for distinguished senior faculty members.

Endowed Professorship (minimum funding $500,000)
Endowed professorships are awarded to senior and mid-level faculty whose scholarship and teaching distinguishes them among their peers. Professorships provide the annual support necessary for these promising scholars to remain at the forefront of their field.

Faculty Fellowships (Minimum funding $250,000)
Faculty fellowships support excellent teaching faculty regardless of rank or tenure, including visiting scholars in residence.

Establishing an endowment means your generosity will provide permanent support for faculty members every year. You may take up to five years to fund an endowment and, once it is officially established, you or anyone else may continue to add to its principal at any time. Moreover, by selecting the title of your endowment, you can forever link your name, or that of a family member, friend, or organization, to scholarly excellence in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

To establish an endowment in the College of Natural Sciences or for more information, please call the College of Natural Sciences Development Office, 512-471-3299, or email cnsgiving@austin.utexas.edu.


Texas Science is leading the way in research, technology, and revitalizing 21st century education. With your gift, you support our mission to create an enriched environment where experiential learning and research is the foundation for student development. Your generosity is crucial for our community of students, educators, and scientists, whose work inspires and change the world.