Endowments Build UT Dallas' Future

At the heart of every great university, are scholars whose work is supported by endowed funds. Endowed professorships and chairs create opportunities for UT Dallas to attract and retain distinguished professors who will enhance students' academic experiences and the reputation of the University. Endowed positions recognize outstanding faculty, acknowledge their professional standing and provide support for the conduct of scholarly work and research. Endowments exist in perpetuity and are part of the long-term capital base of the University. Earnings from the endowment are an ongoing source of support, despite fluctuations in the economy. A strong endowment allows the University to plan for the future while continuing to drive innovation and research.

The University is grateful to the individuals, corporations and foundations that support excellence through these positions. Endowed positions and the associated minimum funding level required to establish such positions are as follows:

DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY CHAIR: $2 million
DISTINGUISHED CHAIR: $1 million
CHAIR: $500,000
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP: $250,000
PROFESSORSHIP: $100,000