Abiding by the philosophy of “Internationalization, Interdisciplinary, Innovation, and Quality”, the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) is aimed to build a world-class educational and research institute in China and foster future innovative researchers and leaders with a global perspective.
Supporting professorships is one of the most powerful and meaningful ways that benefactors can help JI to attract and retain top-level teachers to meet the mission of the faculty excellence for the education development.
Ways of Support：
1. Named Chair or Junior Professorship Fund
Donors can choose to name an expendable professorship or endowed professorship and make a gift at the appropriate level:
- Expendable Junior Professorship requires a minimum gift of 200K RMB per year with three consecutive years of agreement. Expendable Chair Professorship requires a minimum gift of 500K RMB per year with three consecutive years of agreement.
- Endowed Junior Professorship requires a minimum gift of 4 million RMB. Endowed Chair Professorship requires a minimum gift of 10 million RMB. To keep the endowment existing in perpetuity, a portion of the income will be utilized annually to provide support for professorship.
The professorships are nominated by JI Deans Cabinet. The endowments are invested and supervised by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Education Development Foundation to reserve the value and keep the stability of support.
2. Faculty Excellence Fund
Faculty Excellence Fund is created with the intent that all of the funds donated to the JI Development Fund will be distributed over the course of time to support the development of faculty and staff. Faculty Excellence Fund is a good option for donors to start with very smaller initial gifts (200RMB and above) and make additional gifts at any time.
UM-SJTU Joint Institute Development Fund (JIDF) is a college-level development fund affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Education Development Foundation. JIDF consists of special funds and annual funds. Special funds are restricted funds designated for specific purposes, while annual funds are unrestricted funds, including Student Development Scholarship Fund, Sam & Daisy Wu Scholarship Fund, Faculty Excellence Fund, Alumni Fund, Parents Fund, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund, etc. JIDF is in the process of accepting gifts from friends, alumni, parents, corporates and non-profit organizations.
According to the official Law of Income Tax, with respect to the charitable donations to SJTUEDF incurred by enterprises, the portion within 12% of the total annual profit may be deducted from the taxable income.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Foundation of America (SJTUFA)
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai