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Endowments Bear Fruit

There are several types of endowments that can be established at the IU School of Medicine. Regardless of how you choose to direct your gift, you can be certain that it will bear fruit and have a positive impact in Indiana and beyond.

Endowed chairs

An endowed chair enables the Indiana University School of Medicine to attract and retain a highly accomplished faculty member who will be named holder of the chair. Chair holders are recognized for excellence in research, education and clinical care, and they bring much prestige to the university. Earnings from the endowed fund are used to provide the chair holder with support for research activities, manuscript preparation, graduate student assistance and other requirements of an active scholar. As a result, the faculty member has the flexibility to devote significant time and resources to research and the training of physicians, two areas that are critical to the future of medicine. There are two levels of chairs—senior chairs and chairs—that differ by dollar amount.

Giving levels:

Senior chair – $2,000,000 or more

Chair – $1,500,000 or more

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Endowed professorships

Like an endowed chair, an endowed professorship supports the work of an esteemed faculty member, allowing an exceptional educator to pursue cutting-edge research and educational development activities. Named professorships strengthen the School of Medicine by enabling the recruitment of leading professors and ensuring academic excellence for students for generations.

Giving levels:

Senior professorship – $750,000 or more

Professorship – $500,000 or more

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Endowed fellowships

Fellows at the IU School of Medicine receive advanced education and training in preparation for becoming faculty physicians and scientists. In other words, your gift of an endowed fellowship helps physicians develop into leaders in their field.

The School of Medicine offers two types of endowed fellowships: one for Ph.D. researchers, the other for board-certified physicians.

Giving level:

$250,000 or more

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Endowed scholarships

On average, School of Medicine students borrow more than $150,000 to finance their medical education, making scholarship support more important than ever. Endowed scholarships help attract bright and talented students to the School of Medicine and give young physicians the freedom to choose a career based upon interest and social need, rather than on their ability to pay back debt. You will have the added satisfaction of knowing that your gift helps student recipients as well as each patient those students will care for as physicians.

Giving level:

$100,000 or more

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Endowed research funds

Put simply, disease will only be cured through research. At a time when federal funding for research is limited, philanthropic support ensures that life-saving and life-extending discoveries continue to be made. Endowed research funds support skilled faculty members who have not yet received external assistance and provide financial stability for senior scientists to continue their investigations. If you choose to support research, you may designate your gift to advance the study of a particular medical discipline or disease.

Giving level:

$100,000 or more

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Endowed lectureships

Funding for lectureships enables the School of Medicine to invite prominent physicians and researchers from other institutions to share their expertise with faculty, students, residents and fellows. Visiting lecturers usually participate in scholarly activities for one to three days. By endowing a lectureship in the department or specialty of your choice, you can ensure that those affiliated with the IU School of Medicine regularly have access to individuals who have made important discoveries or who are exploring new, innovative ideas. Such collaboration will breed further success at Indiana University.

Giving level:

$100,000 or more

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