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Shaping the future of teaching, research, and learning

learning & discovery

Our faculty, and their interactions with students, fuel the Georgetown learning experience. Their discoveries push the boundaries of existing fields. Their work across disciplines allows the university to engage with complex global challenges.

We must invest in these outstanding scholars, welcome additional experts, and empower them to develop new models of teaching and research. Georgetown has long been a driving force in educational innovation—and we are ready for even greater impact.

A Testimonial

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“What brought me to Georgetown was the ability to do cutting-edge research and mentor students. Here, I get the best of both worlds.”

—Karah Knope, an inorganic chemist in Georgetown’s College of Arts & Sciences and a 2022 recipient of the Provost Distinguished Associate Professor award, which honors faculty who are pushing the limits of knowledge in their field and transmitting their passion for this work to their students and the general public

Unlike traditional endowed faculty positions designated for a specific school or program, these distinguished professorships can be awarded to any associate professor on Georgetown’s main campus, allowing the university to be nimble and strategic in identifying the very best rising talent—and increasing our ability to retain these faculty.

We will set the standard for 21st century higher education

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    Sara Rotenberg (NHS’20)

    Rhodes Scholar; global health graduate; and participant in the Global Health Student Fellows Program, the Georgetown Global Health Institute’s premier mentored-research program

    “A highlight of the global health major was the expertise of the professors. Many brought their extensive careers at international organizations or in research to life in the classroom through guest speakers and examples. Having this connection between classroom learning and global health practice not only helped me realize I wanted to do a Ph.D. but also helped me gain the skills and background necessary to pursue it.”

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    Tianlun Hao (MBA’17)

    on the McDonough School Global Business Experience (GBE) program, courses that enable students to travel abroad and gain a global perspective as they consult within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies

    “The GBE course proved to me that being successful in global business is not only about applying the frameworks, but also about understanding cultural differences and developing the right mindset.”

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    Abigail Lewis

    director of The Capitol Applied Learning Labs (CALL) program, which provides undergraduates the chance to live, study, and work in downtown Washington, D.C., for an entire semester

    “Living downtown, using public transit regularly, and interacting with people off-campus are all experiences that help evolve how students see themselves and their place within the city.”

students in various sfs global experiences scenes

Global perspectives and experiences are the heart of the student experience at the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). During their time at SFS, students have the opportunity to engage…

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Every summer, the Royden B. Davis Fellowship empowers undergraduate students in the Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences to explore new horizons. Fellows are awarded between $1,000 and $5,000 to…

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Called to be a partner in this work

With your support, we will invest in faculty recruitment, retention, and recognition; accelerate discovery; and enrich students’ learning experience.

To learn more or to contribute to these priorities, please contact us at giving@georgetown.edu.