Give to EAPS

Intellectual horizons in EAPS encompass nearly every aspect of the Earth and extend to the far reaches of the solar system.  Faculty and students work in a wide range of disciplines from geology to extrasolar planets, and their research has profound implications for the sustainable use of the world’s resources, the prediction of and response to natural disasters, and space research.  EAPS is one of the nation’s preeminent departments in the geosciences, and its work is vital to MIT—and to the world at large.

As strong as EAPS is, we must rely on the generosity of our alumni and friends.  The financial outlook is still uncertain and competition among our peers is intense. You can help EAPS maintain its leadership in research and education by making a contribution to the department. Your support is greatly valued, and your gift—no matter the size—will make an impact.

Key fund-raising priorities are fellowship support and discretionary funding.  Fellowship support helps EAPS bring the best and brightest minds to MIT. First-year fellowships are especially important as a recruiting tool because they give students the freedom and resources to pursue research interests and to complete coursework. Discretionary funds ensure that EAPS has the financial flexibility to seize opportunities and to address our most pressing needs.

Read more about supporting EAPS.


Giving Opportunities

Gifts in any amount to the below EAPS funds are deeply appreciated. To make a gift on line, choose from one of the following designations:

EAPS Discretionary Fund (2635100)
Supports educational and research activities in EAPS. Read more about how your gift can help.

Theodore Richard Madden ’49 Fellowship Fund (3305800)
Supports graduate fellowships with a preference for students in geology and geophysics. Read more about the Theodore Richard Madden ’49 Fellowship Fund.

M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship Fund (3311750)
Supports graduate fellowships with a preference for students in geophysics.  Read more about the M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship Fund.

Cash gifts made by check should be payable to MIT, and mailed with a short letter that states your gift’s purpose and includes the fund number to:

MIT Annual Fund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
600 Memorial Drive, W98-200
Cambridge, MA 02139-4822

For matching gifts, gifts of securities or planned gifts, please visit the Ways to Give section of the MIT Giving web site.

For further information on these or other giving opportunities, including named, endowed funds, please contact:

Angela Ellis
EAPS Senior Development Officer
aellis [at] mit [dot] edu

Donald Paul '69 giving the keynote address at the March 14, 2014 Professor Theodore R. Madden Memorial Symposium. Paul, together with Jie Zhang and John Reed, was a major donor to the Madden Fellowship fund which will appoint its first Fellow in Fall 2014. Recordings of the day's presentations at Madden Memorial Symposium. Image credit: Helen Hill

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