Minimum Funding Levels for UAB Endowments


Endowed Chair$1,500,000
This type of endowment is among the most prestigious and meaningful gifts that can be made to, or accepted by, an academic institution. An endowed chair may provide a salary supplement and fringe benefits for the recipient and/or support staff or other expenses as the endowment agreement permits. The holder may also use the honorary title associated with the chair.

Endowed Professorship$500,000
This type of endowment provides income that may be used for a portion of the salary and fringe benefits of the holder, who may also use the honorary title associated with the professorship.

Endowed Visiting Professorship$250,000
This type of endowment brings a visiting professor to UAB. This distinguished lecturer comes to UAB with skills and knowledge from another arena to share with peers on this campus.

Endowed Graduate Fellowship$200,000
An endowed fellowship provides support to graduate students as they strive to fulfill the academic requirements in their field of expertise.

Endowed Research Fund$100,000
Endowed research funds provide income to support research in the discipline, disease, or area of interest stipulated in the agreement with the donor.

Endowed Lectureship$75,000
An endowed lectureship is used to bring a distinguished scholar to the university each year to lecture on a particular subject or in a specific discipline.

Endowed Student Loan Fund$50,000
Loans provide assistance to students as they struggle to complete their degrees. An endowed loan fund not only receives annual income from its investments but also receives interest from student repayments once they have graduated and joined the workforce.

Endowed Program Support Fund$25,000
An endowed program support fund may be used to provide for prizes or awards, to support seminars, visiting speakers or other educational activities, to purchase equipment or much needed supplies for the program, or for other expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

Endowed Scholarship$25,000
The financial hurdles facing many young students today are often every bit as imposing as the academic ones. An endowed scholarship provides students help with tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other living expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

Please consult your tax and/or estate planning professional to determine which gift methods are best for you. UAB is a non-profit organization under IRS tax code 501(c) 3.

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A Bold Vision: Partnership allows UAB to boost research

PresidentWatts-TorreyDeKeyser-DrHofland-DrGirkinA unique and dynamic philanthropic collaboration has resulted in a gift commitment to establish the Research to Prevent Blindness/Susan and Dowd Ritter Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research.
 

New researcher joins ophthalmology department

Kwon smallMiYoung Kwon, Ph.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on understanding how eye disorders impact the way visual information is processed in the brain and how the brain learns to see the world in degraded viewing conditions.

UAB and Sight Savers help visually impaired kids

The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and Sight Savers America recently held a clinic to help children with visual impairment by providing them high-tech visual aids to assist in reading and other everyday tasks.

Read named to endowed professorship

Read xtrasmallRussell W. Read, M.D., Ph.D., was named the inaugural holder of the Max and Lorayne Cooper Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology Residency Training. The UAB program is the only ophthalmology residency program in the state.