Philanthropic Support Opportunities
Manufacturing research across and within many disciplines at Georgia Tech is well established and continues to reach beyond the frontiers of existing technology to ensure economic and environmental prosperity. As part of our efforts to promote manufacturing research and technology development at Georgia Tech, we encourage support for the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute in many forms. Some opportunities currently available include:
Seed Grants, $25K
These funding opportunities support cutting-edge research in manufacturing-related endeavors. Seed grants provide faculty members and graduate students working on manufacturing projects with the resources to work toward the goal of technology commercialization.
Unrestricted Endowment, $25K+
Endowments of this nature provide a mechanism to meet challenges and address opportunities in manufacturing research efforts as they arise. As new and innovative manufacturing technologies emerge, support in many forms is necessary to ensure successful projects culminating in commercialization.
These awards are given to promising graduate students as a major incentive, allowing us to attract and retain tomorrow's leading manufacturing teacher-scholars. Grants are awarded for up to five years, providing support to encourage innovation in research and nurturing academic advancement toward a seamless process to real-world application.
Laboratory Naming, $500K
This opportunity allows the sponsor to become directly affiliated with various laboratory or facilities used for manufacturing research and technology development through visible signage and name recognition on site and via the website and other promotional materials.
Industry Fellows, $500K
Income from these endowments will facilitate increased interactions between top scientists and engineers and their industrial counterparts. It will also accelerate the exchange of information and technologies between Georgia Tech and key industry partners.
Visiting Scholars, $500K
This endowment will support a temporary appointment of a visiting eminent scholar. The holder of the professorship will present lectures based on his or her area of expertise, work with undergraduate and graduate students, and interact with resident faculty. Visiting professors complement the permanent faculty, exposing students and faculty to new areas and stimulating research and other scholarly programs.
Income from these named endowments will be used to support outstanding faculty. Professorships give faculty the resources to remain at the forefront of teaching and research. The funding will be used to seed research projects and for travel, equipment, and student research assistants.
Endowed Chairs in Manufacturing Disciplines, $1.5M
Income from these endowments will support outstanding faculty, ensuring them the resources to remain at the forefront of their fields and lead teaching and research efforts in key areas. The funding, used at the discretion of the recipient, will typically seed research projects and be used for travel, equipment, student research assistants, and administrative support.
Institute Naming, $10M
This funding opportunity will inextricably link the sponsor with Georgia Tech's premier Manufacturing Institute. The name of the Institute will be included in all documentation and communications affiliated with the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.