The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the heart of KU. We educate the most students, produce the most research and collaborate all across KU. As the destination for more than half of the undergraduate population, we are in a unique position to prepare a broad population of Jayhawks to enter their careers with a blend of intellectual curiosity and hands-on skills.
We invite you to support the College, the Heart of KU, through two opportunities that will cement KU’s position as a top-tier international research institution:
The Research Excellence Initiative is the signature initiative of the College and provides both faculty and students with a chance to advance discovery. This competitive grant program encourages faculty collaboration and deepens faculty-student mentor relationships, providing the building blocks for enhanced learning, exceptional experiences and career-readiness for successful professional advancement. The Research Excellence Initiative brings to life a College education for our students while also supporting some of KU’s best and aspirational faculty.
KU’s profile as a leading research institution requires outstanding faculty, as researchers, teachers and mentors. Faculty retention funds help us support ascending scholars to continue their work at KU, in advancing research, mentoring the next generation of leaders and growing KU’s federal grant portfolio.