We are grateful to the local and national foundations, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations who recognize the significance of scholarship and research at Clark University by supporting research, curriculum development, fellowships, programs, facilities, equipment, and more.
This funding makes it possible for us to carry out our mission to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.
The University looks to create partnerships with funders that further our shared goals. Areas that may be of interest are highlighted below.
Research Centers and Institutes
As a research university, Clark’s mission includes advancing the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. Seven research centers and other areas of interdisciplinary research interests (such as biochemistry and molecular biology) support this scholarly work across campus.
From Siberia to China to downtown Worcester, our faculty members follow their curiosity in many directions as they pursue their research. Their groundbreaking discoveries in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities shape not only their respective fields, but also their lessons and lectures in the classroom.
Clark collaborates with a variety of community research partners through the University Park Partnership, a national model for neighborhood revitalization; collaborations with the Worcester Public Schools; public and community health partnerships; and programs for Worcester youth such as All Kinds of Girls and the Journal of Youth Scholarship.
Clark prepares students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society. This includes connecting classroom learning with meaningful experiential learning and undergraduate research and graduate research. We also strive to make a Clark education affordable for everyone through scholarships, fellowships, and other financial aid.
State-of-the-art facilities are important to offering a quality education. Recent projects have included the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, and the Colin Flug Graduate Study Wing for the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Please contact us if Clark can help further your philanthropic mission.
Grants have been instrumental in the development of Clark’s Liberal Arts and Effective Practice (LEEP) undergraduate curriculum, including early work on building out and evaluating the curriculum, and, more recently, the creation of Problems of Practice courses and integrating career readiness into the curriculum.