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Private support plays a vital role in the success of the Institute for Social Sciences. There are numerous ways in which donors can express their philanthropic interests and strengthen the work of the Institute, from endowed funds providing yearly support to current-use gifts having a direct and immediate effect on our programs. 

We particularly welcome support for the core activities of the institute, including but not limited to:

  • Seed funding for new interdisciplinary research
  • Summer travel for graduate students
  • Faculty/graduate student research partnerships
  • Dissertation research funding
  • Undergraduate honors research projects
  • Conferences, lecture series, colloquia.

For more information, contact Karen Block, director of development for the Division of Social Sciences, at or (530) 754-2223.

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