Supporting TDU

Establishing Endowed Chairs in School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Integrative Health Sciences

Creating a chair or professorship is one of the most significant investments a contributor can make to TDU. They confer prestige to the holder and the institution. As a result, chairs and professorships provide TDU with an important tool in recruiting and retaining high calibre research faculty who can contribute to the growth of the University in specific areas.

There are several different types of chairs and professorships associated with different levels of investment. Chairs and professorships can be made with outright gifts or also established through multi-year pledge payments, or any other mutually agreed mode.

We will be glad to share and discuss with you on establishing a Chair at TDU in the area of research or teaching of interest to TDU. Please contact the Endowments Team endowments@tdu.edu.in for more information in this regard.

 

Fellowships for PhD and Postgraduate Research Students

Creating a TDU fellowship fund for both PhD and Postgraduate Research (both in Sciences and Arts) can be a very rewarding experience. Contributors can choose a name for their fund, as well as criteria under which the fellowship will be awarded. It is advisable to provide the University full flexibility in designating their awards based on certain award criteria, such as a particular field of study or impact on society, etc. We recommend that the criteria be broadly defined to assure that eligible students can be found for all available funds.

Contributors can create an Annual Fellowship as they can be awarded immediately after they are established. While we do not expect a minimum amount of money to be paid as fellowship, we request the contributor to consider the cost of research study to be undertaken by the student and the amounts presently offered for fellowships by the government or private foundations.

Based on the award criteria specified by the donor, the University’s Graduate Research Committee selects the students to receive the awards. Award funds are then transferred by the FRLHT Trust (the parent body that established TDU) to the student’s University account.

We will be glad to share and discuss with you on establishing a fellowship fund at TDU in the area of research or teaching of interest to TDU. Please contact the Endowments Team endowments@tdu.edu.in for more information in this regard.

 

Innovative Research Fund (for initiating new research programmes)

TDU is established to focus on applied research, translational research, and the intersection of multiple disciplines. Our faculty work collaboratively to address critical, health science, management, social sciences and technology needs of contemporary society.

Your support can help either initiate or strengthen current research at TDU. We will be glad to share and discuss with you establishing an innovation fund for research at TDU in the area of research or teaching of interest to TDU. Please contact the Endowments Team endowments@tdu.edu.in for more information in this regard.

 

Technology Support Initiative

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) play a very important role in today’s higher education institutions as it supports teaching, learning, research and administrative activities of the University. Equipping our faculty with the “e-skills” required for being successful in a world of technological change and global competition is a major priority for us. Keeping pace with technology needs is no easy task today. Your support is needed to help TDU establish a state of the art data center, create a Virtual Learning environment, develop innovative online learning programmes, establish visualisation labs, procuring software for research, developing apps for preventive healthcare or medicinal plant conservation and to procure any other ICT infrastructure needed to enable a digitally connected campus.

We will be glad to share and discuss with you on establishing a fund for Technology Support at TDU in the area of research or teaching of interest to TDU. Please contact the Endowments Team endowments@tdu.edu.in for more information in this regard.

 

Travel Fund for students and scholars to participate in conferences and workshops in India and abroad

Graduate students should have access to special funding resources and continual travel support from our endowment funds. Each year we need to help support travel to a professional meetings, seminars or conferences for all our research students. We would also like to help support international travel once in the postgraduate degree programme. We have research grants for both MSc/MA by Research and PhD students, and we would like to encourage and support other special initiatives, such as student-selected guest lecturers and specialty courses with distinguished guest speakers from other institutions.

We will be glad to share and discuss with you on establishing a fund for Research Student Travel Support at TDU in the area of research or teaching of interest to TDU. Please contact the Endowments Team endowments@tdu.edu.in for more information in this regard.