message from the dean:
The social mission of the arts and humanities at UC San Diego is
central to a great public university. They teach us how to read and write and
show us ways of teaching others to live fully and creatively in society…
Office of the Dean
Division of Arts and Humanities
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0406
La Jolla, CA 92093-0406
tel: (858) 534-6270
fax: (858) 534-0091
Your gifts are needed to support a variety of areas, from enabling talented artists and scholars
to excel to helping us pioneer new creative territory.
*Scholarships and Fellowships
Help promising undergraduate and graduate students study
and explore Arts and Humanities.
*Endowed Faculty Chairs
Help us recruit and retain outstanding faculty in the Arts and Humanities.
*Funds for Greatest Need
Giving unrestricted gifts offers flexible funds to help the Division meet its highest priority needs.
The stellar quality of our academic community is key to the success of UCSD Arts and Humanities. But we can't maintain that community without the resources to recruit and keep the best and brightest on campus. By offering the most promising undergraduate and graduate students fellowships, scholarships, and awards, UCSD will be able to compete with universities that have deep endowments.
In addition to encouraging and enabling talented scholars and artists to excel, your gifts give donors the opportunity to establish a lasting legacy at UCSD. Private funding to support Arts and Humanities students will provide endowed fellowships and awards for graduate students and endowed scholarships for undergraduates.
Endowed Faculty Chairs
An outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university. The more endowed faculty chairs our Division can establish, the more successful we will be in ensuring the quality of our overall academic reputation. At UCSD, endowed faculty chairs are teaching/research positions occupied by distinguished scholars. Although state funds provide basic faculty salaries, permanent endowed funds created by philanthropic gifts support chair-holders' teaching and research.
To date, generous donors have established 20 Arts and Humanities endowed faculty chairs - impressive, but not enough to keep our Division competitive. The establishment of an endowed chair supports UCSD's faculty excellence by helping to attract and retain Tony Award winners, scholars, and innovators of all kinds. Your endowment creates perpetual funds that provide an annual income to support exceptional faculty members. Click here for details.
Funds for Greatest Need
To continue to chart new territory, UCSD Arts and Humanities needs unrestricted resources to respond to unexpected needs and opportunities. These "funds for greatest need" will enable UCSD to maintain existing programs and begin bold new enterprises. They will also be used to bring distinguished visitors, events, and lectures to campus, benefiting the broader San Diego community.
Private funding to help UCSD Arts and Humanities grow, innovate, and lead will support the Dean's Innovation Fund, Department Enterprise Funds, and visiting lectureships.