The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs strives to achieve its strategic ambitions with the cooperation, support, and encouragement of Georgia Tech, its alumni, and friends. The Nunn School is an effective contributor to the Institute’s strategic plan because it trains the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers to meet challenges and advance the global condition. Faculty, student, facilities, and program support is critical to continue the Nunn School’s upward trajectory as an authority on international security; global development; and international affairs, science and technology in a global environment.
The year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Nunn School, and we seek to commemorate this anniversary through a philanthropic initiative. Alumni and friends, join us in commemorating this special anniversary through your active involvement and philanthropic investment in our students, faculty and programs:
- Establish five (5) named graduate fellowships to attract and support exceptional students seeking master’s degrees in international affairs.
- Establish two (2) named president's fellowships to attract and support exceptional students seeking Ph.D. degrees in international affairs.
- Establish ten (10) named study abroad scholarships to support exceptional students studying abroad.
- Establish five (5) named VIP scholarships to bring together graduate student mentors with undergraduates for practical learning experience.
Establish five (5) named scholarships to attract and support exception undergraduate students seeking degrees in international affairs.
For Permanent Endowment ($5,000,000)
Named Professorship From $1,000,000
The foundation of a vibrant international affairs program is an exceptional faculty. The Nunn School seeks an endowed Named Professorship to recruit a preeminent teacher-scholar-mentor in a core program area of International Security Policy or Global Development from an under-served/represented community in the field of International Affairs.
Named President’s Fellowship (PhD) From $1,250,000
Private support for graduate fellowships, whether at the PhD or MS level, enables the Nunn School to attract more of the finest academic talent to its graduate programs. The President’s Fellowships will allow the Nunn School to recruit very promising doctoral students with research interests at the nexus of science, technology and international affairs. They can afford the recipient opportunity to devote undivided attention to course-work during the first two-years in the program or to bring to fruition preliminary ideas in the advancement to candidacy. The support will situate the doctoral student to marshal formal training to develop dissertation ideas, progress expeditiously through the program, and primed for a career as policy-scholar in International Security or Global Development.
Named Graduate Fellowship (MS) From $150,000
The Named Graduate Fellowships will enable the Nunn School to recruit exceptional and diverse students into one of the one-year MS degree programs in International Security, Global Development; and International Affairs, Science & Technology. This will include a commitment to pursue simultaneously one of the School’s joint graduate certificates in Aerospace Systems and International Security; Astrobiology, or Emerging Technology and Nonproliferation.
Named Dean’s Scholarship From $250,000
The Named Dean’s Scholarship will allow the Nunn School to recruit an exceptional incoming undergraduate into one of the Nunn School’s majors—International Affairs, Economic and International Affairs, or International Affairs and Modern Languages—or minor in Global Development. In addition, it will position the recipient to enter either the Nunn School’s BS/MS program or one of the related one-year MS degree programs.
Named Scholarship From $100,000
The Named Scholarships will allow the Nunn School to recruit diverse and excelling first- and second-year students from across Georgia Tech into one of the Nunn School’s majors—International Affairs, Economic and International Affairs, or International Affairs and Modern Languages—or minor in Global Development. In addition, it will position the recipient to enter either the Nunn School’s BS/MS program or one of the related one-year MS degree programs.
For Current Operations ($1,000,000)
$200,000 annually/5 years
Named Term Professorship From $25,000
Named President’s Fellowship (PhD) From $50,000
Named Internship Scholarship From $5,000
The Named Internship Support will enable the Nunn School to promote practical learning and professional experience for Georgia Tech undergraduate students year-round. This will help to defray relocation costs for summer internships, as well as provide partial administrative support for unpaid virtual or local internships throughout the academic year.
Named Scholarship From $4,000
Named Study Abroad Scholarship From $3,000
The Named Study Abroad Scholarships will allow the Nunn School to recruit Georgia Tech students into vibrant summer programs and to reinvigorate post-COVID-19 international engagement.
Named VIP Scholarship From $2,000
The Named VIP Scholarships will support innovative programming directed by a faculty member that brings together graduate student mentors with undergraduates for practical learning experience.
Named Thematic Summer Workshop with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) From $10,000
The Named Workshop will allow the Nunn School to recruit and convene students from across Georgia Tech and local HBCUs in a two-week intensive immersion on a specific contemporary international policy issue. Speakers will be drawn from relevant experts from the Nunn School and HBCU faculty in an effort to forge a diverse local community of active learning and engagement on international affairs. Award recipients from HBCUs will support research by Nunn School faculty and will be exposed to the School’s graduate programs for future study