Opportunities For Giving
A gift is a personal gesture, reflecting the loyalty, the affection and the interests of the giver. Sometimes they reflect loyalty built during an experience as a student, researcher, member of the faculty or staff.
Gifts may express gratitude for a particular experience, for the department in general, or for an individual mentor, instructor, student, staff member, faculty member, or colleague.
Or a gift may come as a result of a desire to see progress made in a particular area of research. Our website provides information about the research interests of our faculty and potential donors may find particular themes of research ripe for funding.
There are many avenues to support the Department of Psychology, and all gifts are appreciated. At the present time, the FUND Psychology Department Strategic Fund is a high priority effort; information about this and other funds can be found below.
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All gifts to the Psychology Department are administered in strict compliance with the instructions of the donor. An unrestricted gift—any gift not accompanied by instructions—is one where the donor leaves the administration of the funds to the discretion of the department chair.
Please feel free to support these endowment funds, or talk with us about establishing a new endowment.
In addition to these endowments we also have needs for specific capital investment for equipment and research apparatus. To contribute or to request more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Funds
Psychology Department Strategic Fund
Fund Code: 308084
The ability to respond in a timely manner is critical to any organization. The strategic fund provides resources for the department's focused initiatives such as:
- The creation of new undergraduate courses- EXAMPLES
- Purchase of specialized equipment for new courses- EXAMPLES
- Focused response to innovative opportunities to build on faculty talents, such as joint/interdisciplinary hires with Women's Studies, School of Engineering, and Neuroscience.
- Recruitment and retention of the best faculty and graduate students through the development of new research projects. (New projects need pilot data that is often not eligible for federal and nonfederal grant support.)
Overall, this fund is an excellent way to make an investment in the future of the Department of Psychology.
Undergraduate Research Fund
Fund Code: 309961
We are proud that research is a major cornerstone of our undergraduate curriculum. Undergraduate psychology students are actively involved in research projects--in many cases those projects lead to important results that appear in conference presentations or in published articles.
Between 2012-2014 we have assisted X amount of students to attend conferences in A, B, C to present on work involving
We feel that the support of undergraduate research projects is becoming increasingly important as graduate schools across the country require some form of research experience for admission.
Patricia Gurin Fellowship Endowment
Fund Code: 570508
For her many years of service to the Department of Psychology and to the University of Michigan, a graduate fellowship has been created to honor Pat Gurin. This fellowship endowment fund will provide financial support for one or more graduate students in the Psychology program.
Specifically, it is to be awarded to a student who exemplifies Pat Gurin's active research program in the areas of identity, diversity, self-efficacy, and control.
Eric Bermann Research Award
Fund Code: 307595
This Endowment Fund honors Eric Bermann, who retired after four decades of highly productive research and devotion to many students in clinical psychology.
The Award is granted annually to facilitate the dissertation research of a UM predoctoral student in Psychology. Supporting this award helps a graduate student who is in their final stages of research and study achieve results and progress to the next step in their career.
Specifically, it is to be awarded to the best proposed research on family processes, broadly conceived to include any of an array of possible family focused topics.
We welcome gifts of any size. All gifts are appreciated and will be put to good use. You may send a check or use the link below to make a gift online. BY CLICKING HERE:
If you have a specific desire for your gift that does not appear here or if you would like more information, please contact us by email to email@example.com or call us at 734.764.7429.