It is through the generous and ongoing support of our alumni, industry, and friends that we are able to be leaders in innovative research and drive our strategic plans forward for a bright future. The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is at a crucial place in its long and vibrant history. With your support, ISyE can achieve even greater success in its next chapter. We invite you to join us. Every gift counts.
Endowments are forever, providing a perpetual stream of income managed to maintain buying power for all time. Endowments transcend bricks and mortar, and provide the Institute with the financial foundation upon which it is built—its faculty, its student body, its facilities, and its programs—enhancing quality and access for current and future generations. Restricted endowments provide continuity of purpose, while unrestricted endowments provide financial stability and flexibility to meet ever-changing institutional needs and seed funds to explore emerging opportunities. Through sound investment in a balanced portfolio, earnings from permanent endowment generate a steady flow of funding in perpetuity, while the principal remains inviolate.
The Institute encourages college, school, and program-based endowments—both restricted and unrestricted therein—to meet its long-term academic needs. Endowments restricted to the School, but unrestricted in use therein, provide maximum flexibility in meeting pressing needs and seed funding for new initiatives. Recognition of unrestricted endowments within the School may take the form of a named endowment fund or a named facility or feature therein.
Named Unrestricted Endowment ---- Varies from $25,000
The cornerstone of a great program is a great faculty. Teacher-scholars are the backbone of the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering—men and women eminent in their chosen fields, capable of developing new knowledge through research and transmitting knowledge through teaching. To maintain and enhance the quality of its academic programs, therefore, the School is seeking permanent endowments in the following areas:
Endowed chairs are the most prestigious honor any educator can earn. Funding for endowed chairs provides the resources to attract and retain preeminent teacher-scholars in specific academic areas. The chair holders draw outstanding students, stimulate innovative research, mentor early and mid-career faculty, and aggressively seek leveraged funding from government and industry sources.
Named Faculty Chair --- From $1,500,000
Faculty professorships bridge the gap between the early-career faculty fellowships and professorships and the seniority accorded to endowed chair holders. Endowed faculty professorships enable the School to attract and retain a broad range of faculty who stretch the boundaries of their disciplines, and provide them with the resources to help them take their place among the next generation of faculty leaders.
Named Faculty Professorship --- From $750,000 - $1,000,000
Endowed awards and professorships given to the most promising faculty at the beginning of their careers provide a major incentive to attract and retain those men and women who will become tomorrow’s leading teacher-scholars. Grants are awarded for up to five years, providing support to encourage innovation in teaching and research, thereby nurturing the professional advancement of the named faculty member during the critical pre-tenure years.
Named Early-Career Award --- From $500,000 - $750,000
An endowment to encourage lifelong learning and the rejuvenation of professional skills is enormously important to allow experienced faculty to explore rapidly developing new fields. A professional development grant program allows faculty to be released from their campus responsibilities to engage in activities such as academic leaves in industry or government laboratories. Faculty members return with broadened outlooks and new skills that translate into better educational experiences for students. The grant also may be used to invite faculty from other universities during the release time.
Named Endowment Fund (Partial) --- From $25,000
The key to Georgia Tech’s future lies in its students, and the amount of support given to these talented young people can be directly tied to their success—and to the Institute’s—in the years to come. The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering has long served as a beacon to exceptionally bright and highly motivated students. The tradition continues unabated, and the School’s commitment to its students has never been more evident.
The Institute’s mission of distinction in teaching, learning, and research is significantly advanced by its graduate students. They are wellsprings of new ideas, and because they have the time and the freedom to work closely with faculty, they play a crucial role as intellectual bridge-builders. To help the School continue to attract the world’s brightest and most promising graduate students, increased fellowship support is essential. The competition, particularly at the Ph.D. level, is intense, and an endowment providing regular fellowship funds will enhance the School’s attractiveness to those graduate students who display superior academic achievement and a potential to contribute to the academic and professional communities.
Named Fellowship (Full) --- From $1,000,000
Named Fellowship (Partial) --- From $25,000
Endowment funds are sought to enhance the availability of scholarships and to attract the best and brightest undergraduate students who receive enticing offers from competitive schools. The funds may be used for merit-based awards, such as the President’s Scholarship and the Honors Program. Or they may support need-based scholarships, including, but not limited to, the Georgia Tech Promise initiative, so that the School remains accessible to every deserving student regardless of personal financial circumstance. Endowed scholarship funds are also essential to enhancing diversity within the student body, for the benefit of the entire Georgia Tech community.
Named Scholarship Fund (Full) --- Please inquire
Named Scholarship Fund (Partial) --- From $25,000
In order for the Stewart School to remain a global leader in industrial and systems engineering, the administration actively identifies and implements new programs and initiatives to enhance and promote the School’s curriculum, research, and outreach activities.
Named Endowment --- From $25,000
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering strives to equip its classrooms and laboratories with current technologies. Equipment and instrumentation are sought to continue to upgrade laboratories and classrooms, ensuring the best possible research and teaching environment. Equipment and software may be given in-kind—subject to acceptance—or designated gifts may be given for purchase.
Unlike endowment, current operating funds are available for use in the year in which they are received. Gifts and grants may be designated to the School and may remain unrestricted in use therein. Such funds support core academic and programmatic goals, as well as provide seed funds for emerging initiatives. Restricted gifts and grants may support a variety of initiatives within the School, including, but not limited to: faculty research, undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, faculty support, and academic program enrichment.
Gifts in support of professorships lasting for terms of three to five years or Early-Career Professorships provide the level of annual support that would be generated from a permanent endowed Professorship or Early-Career Professorship. They carry the donor’s name through the term of the Professorship or Early-Career Professorship.
Named Professorship (Term) --- From $100,000 - $250,000
Named Early-Career Professorship --- From $75,000 - $175,000
Opportunities to provide program support through endowed or non-endowed gifts include:
Named ISyE Distinguished Lecture Series --- From $150,000
Named ISyE Student and Faculty Awards Ceremony --- From $100,000
Student Group Programs and Sponsorships --- Levels vary
Annual Student Awards --- Levels vary
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering houses institutes, centers, and areas of focused research that bring together experts in industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations to advance education and research in critical areas of importance to the field.
Contact Nancy Sandlin, director of development for ISyE, to discuss philanthropic opportunities.
Director of Development
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
755 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205