Question #13

What are the roles of the MSU and UM foundations with regard to research projects and fundraising for research? 

  • Foundations develop private support for all aspects of the campus enterprises.  If a specific donor were to express interest in supporting research through endowing a chair in an active research arena, establishing scholarships for graduate or undergraduate students who conduct research, or in other ways that would support research, the foundations would evaluate that interest in light of the long-range needs of the campus and manage that interest accordingly.

  • For more information about the role of the MSU and UM foundations, see BOR Policy 901.9, Campus Affiliated Foundations, and the operating agreements between the campuses and their foundations:

Policy 901.9, Campus-Affiliated Foundations
MSU Foundation Operating Agreement
UM Foundation Operating Agreement