Funds in need of support

The following multi-donor endowed and expendable funds are in need of further support.

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Graduate Student Support Fund

An expendable fund providing essential financial support to graduate students.

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“The department is charged with the important task of educating some of the best minds in the world who have the potential to impact our future profoundly. To remain competitive, we need to be in a position to offer a greater level of fellowship support.”

 

Timothy F. Jamison
Robert R. Taylor Professor of Chemistry and Department Head

Discretionary Fund

An expendable fund used to rapidly target funds to new opportunities as they arise.

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“Discretionary funds are critical to maintaining the vitality of the department and I greatly appreciate the flexibility they provide me in my role as Department Head.”

 

Timothy F. Jamison
Robert R. Taylor Professor of Chemistry and Department Head

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Richard R. Schrock Fellowship Fund

An endowed fund to support graduate students working in any area of chemistry.

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The Richard R. Schrock Fellowship Fund to support graduate students was established to honor Professor Schrock’s achievement in winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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John S. Waugh Lectureship in Physical Chemistry

An endowed lectureship created to memorialize Waugh’s pioneering contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance.

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“John was an extremely humble giant in the development of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy,” says Sylvia Ceyer, former head of MIT’s Department of Chemistry. “His keen wit, razor-sharp intellect, and extraordinary sense of humor made him a treasured jewel among his colleagues.”

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Women in Chemistry

An endowed fund to support the WIC program.  WIC fosters equality and emboldens women across the Institute, and beyond.

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Referring to the WIC’s “Scientist for a Day program, for female middle schoolers, graduate student and WIC Outreach Chair, Krysta Dummit, remarked, “I really liked being reminded of what I must have been like before I knew as much about science as I do now.”

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Buchwald-Haber Family Fund

An endowed fund to support graduate students with a preference for those studying organic chemistry.

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“MIT and the Chemistry Department have been instrumental in my success,” says Steve. “The key has been the exceptional quality of the graduate students. Susan and I feel that this fund can symbolize our gratitude for their outstanding effort.” Read more about Steve & Susan.

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Stephen J. Lippard Fellowship Fund

An endowed fund to support graduate students working in any area of chemistry.

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The Stephen J. Lippard Fellowship Fund to support graduate students was established in 2006 to honor Professor Lippard’s achievement in winning the National Medal of Science.

Robert Silbey

Robert J. Silbey Memorial Fund

An endowed fund to support graduate students in any area of Chemistry.

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The endowed Robert J. Silbey Memorial Fellowship fund was set up in his memory by his former students, family members, and coworkers.

Satoru Masamune

Satoru Masamune Memorial Fellowship Fund

An endowed fund to support graduate students in any area of chemistry.

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The Satoru Masamune Memorial Fellowship fund was set up in his memory by his former students, family members, and coworkers.

Michael Feld

Michael S. Feld Memorial Fellowship

An endowed fund to support graduate students with a preference for those working in the area of spectroscopy.

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The Michael S. Feld Fellowship Fund was set up in his memory by his former students, family members, and coworkers.

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Instrumentation Replacement and Renewal

An expendable fund to replace and renew instrumentation, as needed, in the Department of Chemistry.

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Rather than maintain instruments in the twilight of their operational lifetimes (a rear-guard action, at best), the solution is to renew instruments as they become outdated.

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Chemistry Renovations Fund

An expendable fund used to renovate research space.

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The renovation of nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space was completed in 2016.