At the cutting edge
Students entering the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are exposed to the technology, faculty guidance, and academic rigor required to become leading thinkers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. But the world is changing, human knowledge is growing by leaps and bounds, and we need your support to stay at the cutting edge of graduate research.
Creating a world-class environment for investigation
How do you take the measure of a truly great university?
One answer is, by the quality of both its research and its graduate programs. At Arts & Sciences, we are committed to producing the next generation of teachers, scholars, and researchers—people who will literally change the world.
This is our investment in the future of discovery. Our most important assets in this pursuit are our graduate students. Attracting the best and most passionate among them is, therefore, an overriding priority.
During 2012/2013, BU made a bold move to strengthen the quality of doctoral programs by offering five years of funding for all entering PhD students. This approach, already common at the best doctoral institutions, will allow us to compete for the best students.
But to compete with other great universities to attract the best PhD students, we must continue providing teaching fellowships that help them become great teachers—and research grants to support their fieldwork around the world. You can help make this happen.
Support tomorrow’s scholars, leaders, and innovators
You and your fellow donors help make it possible for our graduate students to shape the future of science, technology, and the arts.
You can provide graduate students with teaching fellowships or research grants. You can choose to support a specific program at the Graduate School, or make a general gift. Or you could throw your weight behind our effort to ensure that we attract the best PhD students by offering them a full five years of funding support. However you choose to give, your support will be used to enhance the opportunities available to budding specialists.
The impact of gifts like these can’t be overstated. For talented young people just starting out in their academic or professional careers. Your support literally opens doors.Make Your Impact