Dean's Fund for Excellence

Created this year in response to the increasing need for flexible funding, the Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides critical on-demand funding each year for a variety of needs in the School of Science that are essential for student and faculty outcomes. The fund will be used at the Dean’s discretion and may include:

  • Funds for students who find themselves unable to meet the costs associated with their studies, including books, lab fees, travel to present research
  • Faculty development investments so professors have support to fully explore their research and teaching endeavors
  • Flexible dollars for unexpected, mission-centered opportunities that aren’t included in the current year’s operating budget