Behind every endowed chair or professorship is a unique individual, family, or corporation with a desire to make a difference and a vision to reach into the future.
A university is defined by the quality of its faculty, and no asset is more critical to its students. Private support for faculty, especially in the form of endowments for chairs and professorships, is vital to LSU. Chairs and professorships are highly valuable means of retaining some of the very best faculty and for recruiting new talent to the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Endowed faculty support will live in perpetuity.
$2,000,000 minimum ($1.2M donor gift, $800K state match)
An endowed chair is a titled faculty position and is one of the most prestigious endowments at LSU. The honor and accompanying financial stipend is awarded to a distinguished scholar and teacher. Income from an endowed chair can supplement the holder's salary and provide funds for graduate assistants' salaries, course development, essential equipment, scholarly research, and travel. Endowed chairs are crucial in attracting and retaining premier faculty. State matching and naming opportunities are available.
$300,000 minimum ($180k donor gift, $120k state match)
An endowed professorship is used to attract or reward a renowned professor for academic achievement and enables the professor to pursue research or innovative teaching methods. Income from an endowed professorship can supplement the holder's salary and provide funds for graduate assistants' salaries, course development, essential equipment, scholarly research, and travel. State matching and naming opportunities are available.
Endowed Faculty Awards
Endowed Faculty Awards are used for recognition of outstanding performance within an academic or administrative department. Naming opportunities are available.
Non-Endowed Research Grants
A non-endowed research grant provides funds for scholarly research and travel.
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