The Power
of Knowledge

Transformation through teaching and scholarship

ATTRACT THE BEST MINDS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Standing out in a competitive academic landscape requires us to do two things: graduate exceptional students and generate new knowledge that makes a difference in the world. To do this, you need to have the best faculty. Endowed professors and chairs are a time-honored means of attracting and retaining eminent scholars and researchers, and they are a lasting tribute to the generous donors who establish them.

To learn more about the importance of endowed faculty and view a gallery of endowed faculty, visit stonybrook.edu/endowedfaculty.

RAISED TO DATE

$198.2M

112

Faculty members of national academies

250

new faculty members to join Stony Brook by 2020

$500K

raised to date for the Discovery Fund, launched in 2013 to fund basic research

45

endowed professorships and chairs, with the goal of reaching 100 by 2018

PRIORITY INITIATIVES

CREATE 100 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS AND CHAIRS

Create 100 endowed professorships and chairs

Endowed chairs and professorships help Stony Brook recruit and retain the top minds across campus. Each position also serves as lasting tributes to the generous donors who establish them, and providing a meaningful impact in an area of a donor’s personal interests.  The Campaign for Stony Brook aims to establish 100 endowed faculty positions by 2018. To date, the University has 45 endowed faculty positions across a diverse range of fields. But more is needed to help attract faculty in an increasingly competitive academic marketplace.

GROW THE DISCOVERY FUND

Grow the Discovery Fund

We are committed to leadership in basic science research, which not only furthers our understanding of the natural world, but provides the ideas and discoveries that form the foundation of humankind’s greatest inventions and discoveries. In turn, we will be able to recruit and retain the best and most forward thinking faculty.

INVEST IN PROMISING RESEARCH THAT MAY HAVE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Invest in promising research that may have commercial applications

The next new product or hot business often comes out of research that takes place at the university level. But without funds for further development, their commercial viability often goes unproven. Additional funding will help the university and its faculty bring the best ideas to market.

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Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University: 2017 Discovery Prize Competition Ceremony

Thomas Allison Wins Discovery Prize for ‘Molecular Movies’ Concept

How do electrons move within molecules? Thomas Allison, an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Stony Brook University, posed this fundamental question on the way to winning the 2017 Discovery Prize.

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Leadership in Global Health

In August 2015, Peter M. Small, MD, former deputy director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was appointed founding director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute, a university-wide interdisciplinary research center to drive cutting-edge, health-improvement-oriented research in Madagascar.

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