Faculty Support & Development

Carnegie Mellon University faculty are visionaries in education, research and creativity — the bright minds who are leaders in their fields.

Our passionate and dedicated professors pioneer breakthroughs in research, create and inspire great works, and enrich the learning of our students. CMU’S faculty are shaping future generations of thinkers, leaders and creators, and reinforcing CMU’s reputation as a world-class university.

When you support CMU faculty, you help us recruit and retain the brightest minds across the university and make a critical investment in our future.

You can support the work of CMU faculty through:

Professorships: Empower faculty who have made distinguished contributions to their field of study, and advance their research and education goals. Endowed funding helps CMU to invest in promising areas and advance breakthroughs in research and education.

Center Directorships: Support intellectual leadership in a promising research or focus area, creating new opportunities to accelerate discovery in fields with high growth potential.

Career Development Professorships: Advance junior faculty and their research and teaching initiatives by providing them with resources to create exceptional educational experiences.

Headships: Enrich academic leadership in a department or school, ensuring support for research and growth initiatives in that area.

Faculty Research: Support promising, creative ideas in education and research, and expand creativity and entrepreneurship with funding to accelerate critical areas of interdisciplinary research.

Your commitment to CMU’s faculty helps to shape future generations of thinkers, leaders and creators, and reinforces CMU’s reputation as a world-class university.

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Contact Us
Deb Desjardins
University Initiatives
Executive Director
412-268-9949