Minimum Endowment Gift Levels

Endowed Chair - $1.5 million
This type of endowment is among the most prestigious and meaningful gifts that can be made to an academic institution. An endowed chair may provide full salary or a salary supplement and fringe benefits for the recipient and 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 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.

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

Endowed Award Fund - $10,000
An endowed award fund may be used to provide prizes to students, faculty or staff at UAB.