Research & Innovation

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 research and innovation is one of the most powerful and meaningful ways that donors can help JI in frontier scientific research and talent cultivation regarding interdisciplinary fields to lead the future.

Ways of Support:

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) provides research and innovation with a full range of funding supports. You can support research and innovation through the following projects:

  • Research Fellowship to reward excellent doctors, researchers and professors in scientific research.
  • Research Fund to support scientific research regarding frontier exploration, disruptive innovation and challenging problems in economic and social development.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund to support the faculty and students in innovation thinking, entrepreneurship capability, interdisciplinary practice.

Donors can choose to name an expendable research fellowship or endowed research fund and make a gift at the appropriate level.

Donors can also choose to start with very smaller initial gifts to the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund” 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 is in the process of accepting gifts from friends, alumni, parents, corporates and non-profit organizations. JIDF consists of special named funds and annual funds to support the most priority and development of student, faculty, research and innovation, and cultural heritage.

Tax Exemption
According to the official Individual Income Tax Law, with respect to the charitable donations SJTUEDF incurred by individuals, the portion within 30% of the annual income is eligible to be deducted from the taxable income.

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)
SJTUFA is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of California that qualifies for US federal tax exemption under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and classified as a private foundation under IRC Section 509. SJTUFA tax ID number (EIN) is 76-0802983. Gifts of less than a third of a person’s annual income are tax-deductible, and any excess can be used as a tax credit for the next year, up to five years.
Endowment Gift
An endowment gift is a donation that is given with the intent to preserve the original value of the gift fund in perpetuity and invested. The income on the investment is used to fund an annual distribution. Through this dedicated stream of income, an endowment gift ensures the stability of a scholarship, professorship, or program.


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