Endowed Funds

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Endowed gifts to the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences support scholarships, lectureships, and faculty research. This kind of support remains a part of the university's endowment in perpetuity. You can establish a philanthropic legacy at the Sackler School by giving to an existing endowed fund or by creating a new fund with your generous gift.

By establishing an endowed fund, you can support our core academic and educational mission in a number of ways, from faculty support, to fellowships, to funding for the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. These funds remain a part of the University’s endowment in perpetuity, so your generosity will benefit generations of Tufts students and faculty for years to come. Below are the minimum funding requirements to establish an endowed fund.

Minimum Gifts to Establish Endowed Funds


  • $5,000,000 to endow a named deanship
  • $3,000,000 to endow a newly created faculty professorship
  • $2,000,000 to endow an existing faculty professorship
  • $1,250,000 to endow a junior or faculty development professorship
  • $50,000 to endow a research and/or faculty development fund


  • $250,000 to endow a graduate fellowship
  • $25,000 to endow a prize fund for faculty or student


  • $25,000 to endow a library resource fund (or book fund)


  • $25,000 to endow a dean’s discretionary fund

2017 Entering Class

Students 1

This year, 45 new students, selected from over 600 applicants, joined Sackler.

Louis Lasagna, MD

Louis Lasagna

Louis Lasagna, the first Dean of the Sackler School, is known as the "Father of Modern Pharmacology".  Among his many achievements was the discovery of the placebo effect.

Sackler Alums


The Sackler School has graduated over 1,100 students who have gone on to exciting careers in all aspects of biomedical science.

Hirsh Library


The Hirsh Library provides access to a wide-range of journals and welcoming study spaces.

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