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Funding Initiatives

Regardless of the amount, every gift strengthens the College of Health and Human Sciences. Thank you for your support!

Please consider supporting one or more of our 2014-15
funding initiatives.

HHS Innovation Fund

Funds are needed to support a variety of college-level initiatives including expanding undergraduate student research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities, such as service learning and study abroad; bringing top researchers from around the world to campus to enhance classroom learning; recognizing HHS faculty through annual research awards; and recruiting a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Scholarships

As a new college, we've started at ground zero to establish unrestricted undergraduate student scholarships. Unrestricted scholarship funds are awarded across the college to help achieve strategic enrollment initiatives. A scholarship often means the difference between a student coming to Purdue or not. Gifts of any amount will help us build the HHS undergraduate scholarship fund and benefit students.

Teaching Innovation Fund

This monetary award was established to recognize excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and contributions to undergraduate learning beyond classroom instruction. Award recipients are chosen by a committee of HHS faculty based on nominations by their departments or schools.

Graduate Student Support

Financial support for graduate student education and living stipends provides a competitive advantage among our peer institutions. Exceptional graduate students are crucial to attracting high-profile faculty and research funding. In turn, high-profile faculty are crucial when competing for exceptional graduate students.

Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships play a vital role in attracting and retaining top faculty in the competitive world of higher education. Endowed professorships cover part or all of a faculty member's salary, thereby allowing the college to reduce its student-to-faculty ratio (a statistic used for college rankings and other institutional evaluations).

Women's Global Health Institute

The institute will become a national model for comprehensive, integrated, interdisciplinary and coordinated research focused on chronic disease prevention on a global scale. Outcomes will include: strategies for improving women's health around the world; infrastructure to support research applying new technologies to optimize health and preventing disease; and training across disciplines for careers in women's health research.