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School of International and Public Affairs
For over sixty years, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been dedicated to educating students about the complex forces that shape today’s world. Vital to SIPA’s education are recruiting deserving students, sustaining faculty research, and cultivating policy dialogue. As scholars, SIPA’s faculty, students and alumni work to understand the world. As practitioners, they act to change it.
Support SIPA Faculty, Centers, and Research
Help SIPA achieve its mission as the world’s most global policy school with a gift to support SIPA faculty, Centers, Dean's Initiatives, degree programs, Concentrations and Specializations. Through current-use and endowed gifts, you can have a transformational impact on SIPA and the important work of our faculty and students.
The SIPA Fund
Make a difference in the lives of students at Columbia and in the field.
The SIPA Fund provides the School with immediate, unrestricted support for our most important activities as well as the flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed. Currently, 100% of the moneys raised by the School's annual fund are used for fellowship support for deserving SIPA students. Every gift, no matter the size, conveys appreciation of the importance of SIPA's mission and pride in SIPA's ability to offer the world's best education in public policy. The SIPA Fund honors its donors through its consistent donor society and the leadership donor society.
Contribute to a student's professional development through one of SIPA's internships across the globe.
Internships offer invaluable hands-on experience, but sometimes little or no pay. By supporting travel and other expenses associated with internships, Campaign donors make a wider range of choices available to students. Donors may make a one-time gift or establish a permanent named endowment.
Help fund annual team-based consultancies or workshops integral to the professional education of SIPA's students.
Workshops in our students’ final semester allow them to gain knowledge and practical problem-solving experience while engaging with NGOs, multinational organizations, and private companies. Campaign gifts support expenses connected with the workshops. Donors may make a one-time gift or establish a permanent named endowment.
SIPA 70 by 70 Fellowship Campaign
The 70 by 70 Fellowship Campaign seeks to secure 70 new fellowships in celebration of the SIPA's 70th anniversary during the 2016-17 academic year. The Campaign will provide the resources necessary to support outstanding SIPA students who have a potential to make a difference in the world. The Campaign offers a range of giving opportunities, including current-use fellowships, which have an immediate impact on student's education, as well as traditional endowed fellowships. The Campaign offers matching funds to encourage broader participation from the SIPA community.
SIPA Campaign Partial Fellowship
Endow a partial fellowship supporting future generations of experts in international and public affairs.
Thanks to the generosity of the late John Kluge ’37CC, ’88HON, matching funds are available for donors wishing to establish a named endowed partial fellowship. Your gift of $100,000 or more will provide permanent support to graduate students in any field or in a priority field of your choosing.
SIPA Campaign Fellowship
Endow a full fellowship supporting future generations of experts in international and public affairs.
Under a match established by the late John Kluge ’37CC, ’88HON, Campaign donors can establish a full named fellowship endowment for half the usual cost of $1 million. Such endowments provide permanent support for promising graduate students in any field or in a priority field of the donor’s choosing.
Fully endow a professorship in a specific area, enabling SIPA to recognize, recruit, and retain outstanding scholars and practitioners as faculty members.
SIPA welcomes new endowed faculty positions in fields corresponding with each of its six concentrations and a select few other areas. Fully endowed chairs are named for the donor or someone of the donor's choosing.