Faculty Support

A world-class faculty is the foundation of a world-class university. There are a number of ways your gifts can strengthen Georgia Tech, from nurturing and rewarding early-career professors to attracting and retaining distinguished senior academic leaders.

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Dean's Chairs

Dedicated to the incumbent dean of the respective college, Dean's Chairs enhance the ability to attract and retain leading educators to this senior position of academic administration. Named endowments from $3 million.

 

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School Chairs

Dedicated to the incumbent school chair within a specified school, School Chairs enhance the ability to attract leading educators in this position of academic administration. Named endowments from $3 million.

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Center Chairs

Dedicated to the academic leader of a center or institute, Center Chairs enhance the ability to attract leading educators in this position of academic administration. Named endowments from $3 million.

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Faculty Chairs

The stature of an appointment to an endowed Faculty Chair is perhaps the highest recognition accorded a university faculty member. Chair holders draw talented students to the program, attract junior and senior faculty, stimulate innovative research, and leverage external funding. Named endowments from $2 million.

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Institute Chairs

Institute Chairs are designated by the president where needed campus-wide, and may be reassigned to another college or school when vacated. Named endowments from $2 million.

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GRA Chairs

GRA Chairs/Eminent Scholars are made possible by the Georgia Research Alliance, which provides partial funding in strategic areas of academic endeavor to encourage economic development along with initial startup funds. Named endowments from $750,000.

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Professorships

Endowed Professorships provide ongoing appointments to attract and retain promising teacher-scholars. Named endowments from $1,000,000.

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Early-Career Professorships

Early-Career Professorships provide term-of-years appointments to attract and retain promising teacher-scholars who are in the early stage of their careers. Named endowments from $500,000.

 

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Professorships of the Practice

Professorships of the Practice attract eminently qualified leaders who have a distinguished record of professional accomplishment outside of academia, bringing their knowledge and expertise into the classroom. Named endowments from $1,000,000.