Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics

The Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics (MCTP) at the University of Michigan is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in the search for answers to the large questions in physics, questions whose outcomes contribute significantly to everyday life. The answers to these questions have not only deepened our understanding of the physical universe but have also provided breakthroughs in the areas of biology, chemistry, medicine, and technology. While a great deal has already been achieved, much more remains to be done. Outside funding is essential if the MCTP is to grow and evolve. Endowed support is especially important, since these permanently invested philanthropic gifts enable the Center to support discovery and innovation in a wide range of forms. MCTP can be endowed and named for $10 million. Those who wish to be part of this exciting endeavor have a number of other options available to them as well. Expendable support ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 is needed for the following initiatives:

  • Month-long workshops convened by experts from around the world ($30,000-$50,000)
  • Post-doctoral fellowships, 2-3 needed ($100,000 each)
  • Scholarships & graduate student support, 2-3 needed ($12,000 each)
  • Undergraduate summer research programs, 6 needed ($2,000 each)
  • National and international conferences ($100,000)
  • Visiting faculty ($10,000 per visitor)
  • Outreach ($10,000)