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Giving

The MSU Department of Statistics and Probability has many awards and programs actively supported by donations. We are thankful for the various endowments towards Professorships, Visiting Scholars, Graduate Student Scholarships, Outstanding Teaching Awards, Lecture Series, Academic Performance Prizes, and Discretionary Funds for use by the department chair to meet various immediate needs. Learn more about our endowments below. Please click the name of the fund if you wish to donate. 


Department of Statistics and Probability
Gift code: A513
Department discretionary fund.

 

Professor Vaclav Fabian Fellowship
Gift code: A51304
Graduate Level/Class: Graduate / All
Major in Department(s): Mathematics, Statistics & Probability

Candidates eligible for this fellowship will be citizens of the Czech Republic who will pursue their graduate studies in one of the following disciplines: statistics and probability, mathematics, or econometrics. If there are no candidates who meet this eligibility, the fellowship will be available to any graduate student pursuing their graduate studies in one of the disciplines. Preference will be given to students studying statistics and probability. The selection of the recipient(s) will be made the semester prior to the fellowship stipend distribution.

Previous Recipients:                      
2020 Arthur Steve Tchoneteck

 

James Francis Hannan Visiting Scholar Endowment in Theoretical Statistics and Probability
Gift code: A51305

The James Hannan Visiting Scholar in Theoretical Statistics and Probability will be selected based on research record in theoretical statistics and/or probability theory, a plan for the proposed research, and the significance of the research. The potential impact of the research of n the faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University is a major criterion. It is expected that visitors will be in residence for at least a full semester. Stipends will be appropriate for the period of residency and the rank of the visitor. Awarding of the position will be approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Science and the Office of the Provost.

Previous Recipients:
2019 James Berger

 

Dr. William L. Harkness Endowment for Statistics and Probability
Gift code: A5133 
Academic Class Level:  Graduate / All
Major in Department(s): Statistics & Probability

The fund shall be awarded for outstanding teaching by a graduate student in Statistics & Probability. Also, an award approximately every three years will be made to an instructor or full-time faculty member provided such a candidate is deemed meritorious or a grant or award to a graduate student, instructor, or faculty member for partial or full support of the development of innovative instructional materials or new modified course redesigns. 

Previous Recipients:                      
2022  Andriana Manousidaki, PhD Candidate
2021  Sarah Manski and Sumegha Premchandar, PhD Candidates
2021  Haolei Weng, Assistant Professor
2020  Nilanjan Chakraborty, Sanket Jantre, Alex Pijyan, PhD Candidates
 

Dr. William L. Harkness Fellowship in Statistics & Probability
Gift code: A51330 
Academic Class Level: Graduate / All
Major in Department(s): Statistics & Probability

Recipients of this Fellowship will be graduate students in good standing and enrolled in the Statistics & Probability Department in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.


John Kinney Memorial Fund
Gift code: A51303  

The John Kinney Memorial Lectureship is to be held in the Department of Statistics and Probability every third year and consist of a lecture from a prominent individual in the fields of math or statistics.

Previous Recipients:
2018 David Aldous


Professor Pesi Masani Prize in Probability Endowment
Gift code: A51306
Academic Class Level: Graduate / All
Major in Department(s): Statistics & Probability

This fund provides prize award support for graduate students with top performance on the Probability Preliminary Exam. If such exam is not available, preference shall be given to graduate students with the strongest academic performance in probability courses as measured by course or exam grades or scores.

Previous Recipients:      
2021 Di Zhang
2021 Jianrui Zhang              
2020 Sumegha Premchandar
2020 Nian Liu


James and Alicia Stapleton Endowed Fellowship Fund in Statistics and Probability
Gift code: A5132
Academic Class Level: Graduate / All
Major in Department(s): Statistics & Probability
Recipients should be graduate students in the Department of Statistics and Probability, to be determined in any way the Department wishes.          

 

Van Ryzin-Susarla Endowed Fellowship
Gift code: A51302
Major in Department(s):  Statistics & Probability
This funds a graduate fellowship in the Department of Statistics and Probability for students in good academic standing.

               

Norbert Wiener Endowed Fund
Gift code: A5131
Major in Department(s): Statistics & Probability
This endowed fund will support lecturers, scholarships, and prizes at the discretion of the Statistics and Probability Department Chairperson.

              

Supporting the Department of Statistics and Probability

The College of Natural Science, which includes the Department of Statistics and Probability, has earned an international reputation for strong research and academic programs. To maintain this excellence, we must recruit and retain the best faculty, provide the facilities to encourage breakthrough research, and attract the best students.

As traditional funding sources continue to decline, the need for private support is greater than ever.

https://natsci.msu.edu/about/giving/index.aspx

For those interested in learning how to establish a fund in an area of interest, please contact the advancement staff at (517) 353-9855 to learn more OR establish an endowment.