Donors who make a major gift to support fellowships can enjoy meeting their students at the annual EAPS Patrons Circle event in the Spring, and to hear about their research through personal updates. It can be very rewarding to know that you’re helping a young scientist on their way to a brilliant career.
2017-2018 Rasmussen Fellow Tao Feng talks to Neil Rasmussen about his work with Kerry Emanuel at the 2017 Patrons Circle dinner - image credit: Vicki McKenna
Now that federal research grants are shrinking, faculty are having to eke out their grants even more, and they are increasingly turning to private fellowships to support their students. Climate science research is particularly vulnerable – some grant programs are stopping altogether – and this is cause for concern.
“How many students can we support next Fall?” is the leading question about now. Once faculty start to mull over student applications in January, the number of fellowships EAPS has in the pipeline for students is the key factor that will determine how many young earth and planetary scientists will arrive at MIT next September.
2016-2017 Whiteman Fellow Marjorie Cantine shares her research working in the Bergmann Lab with George J. Elbaum at the 2017 Patrons Circle dinner - image credir: Vicki McKenna
Thank you for giving back to EAPS to help provide opportunities for the next generation of earth and planetary scientists!
If you’d like to discuss naming your own graduate fellowship, for one year or in perpetuity, or how to invest your resources alongside the MIT endowment and to receive a life-time income while planning a future endowed fellowship - please contact Angela Ellis, EAPS Senior Development Officer at email@example.com, or 617-253-5796 for a conversation.
For further information on giving opportunities or creating a named fund to benefit the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, please contact:
Senior Development Officer
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT firstname.lastname@example.org 617 253 5796