The functions and purposes of the CERGE-EI Foundation are as diverse as the need for sponsors. Benefactors can be involved in many different giving opportunities. By supporting the CERGE-EI Foundation, benefactors are playing a critical role in driving up standards of economics education across the vast regions of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. , Our support for the next generation of economists is making a very real contribution to national and regional stability in the face of massive destabilizing influences. To find out more about our our current and planned projects and how you might contribute, please contact us.
Jan Kmenta Library Fund
In commemoration of Professor Kmenta and his outstanding contribution to the CERGE-EI community, we have established the Jan Kmenta Library Fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by Graduation 2017. Donations will be used to fund the purchase of books, manuscripts and journals. Donations from CERGE-EI students and alumni will be matched by the CERGE-EI Foundation Board. Professor Filer, President of the CERGE-EI Foundation, has personally agreed to match the first $10,000 contributed by CERGE-EI students and alumni.
Established in 1992, the Jan Kmenta CERGE-EI Library has grown into a rich resource of modern economics literature and houses an extensive international collection of books, journals and databases. Today it is considered the best library of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe and, as such, it is an important center for library services in Economics.
Annual Cost per Student (120 per year) $15,000 or $250,000 endowment.
Sponsors can designate that scholarship recipients be from specific countries or regions or specialize in particular fields of economics.
Cost per Student (12 per year) $7,000 or $125,000 endowment.
To enable outstanding advanced students to spend a semester or a year in Western Europe or North America as a part of their dissertation research.
Annual Cost per Fellowship (2 per year) $12,000, three-year commitment requested or $225,000 endowment. For senior visitors to assist in thesis supervision and research coordination. Donors can fund a visiting professorship with their names attached and may specify a region, country of origin, or a particular specialization.
“The work is incredibly important. Investing in the education of these remarkable young men and women and what they will contribute to their countries is both socially responsible and smart business.”
— Alan J. Brown, former Group Chief Investment Officer,
Schroder Investment Management Limited
Annual Cost per Professorship (20 available per year) $30,000/$500,000 endowment.
For supplemental compensation and research support to promising young faculty so as not to lose them to more lucrative jobs in the West or the private sector. Faculty may be supported in specific fields of economics according to the donor's wishes.
Academic Skills Center Professorships
Annual Cost per Professorship (5 available per year) $15,000/$250,000 endowment.
For trained and qualified teachers to provide support and assistance on academic writing and other academic skills for the duration of a student’s time at CERGE-EI, and to ensure that scholarship at CERGE-EI is presented effectively to the world.
Annual Cost per Professorship (5 available per year) $30,000/yr or $500,000 endowment.
For senior visitors to assist in thesis supervision and research coordination. Donors can fund a visiting professorship with their names attached and may specify a region, country of origin, or a particular specialization.
Faculty Development Fund
$30,000 per year, or $500,000 endowment.
To enable faculty members to attend conferences and seminars throughout the world to excel in their fields as well as enhance and showcase their skills. The Faculty Development Fund will provide faculty the opportunities to grow intellectually and practically by representing CERGE-EI at the national and international level.
“CERGE-EI has assembled a group of vigorous scholars who offer high quality training and access to frontier research in economics in Central Europe. The seminars are active; the scholars are productive and the students trained there are doing high quality research.”
— James J. Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago; 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics.
Annual Cost $20,000 or $400,000 endowment.
To distribute the results of CERGE-EI research to the international community. This program funds the working and discussion paper series.
Annual Cost per Series (3 per year) $10,000 or $200,000 endowment.
To bring leading scholars to CERGE-EI to share ideas with local scholars. Potential donors may wish to fund seminars in particular areas of economics.
Annual Cost (per year) $30,000 per year or $500,000 endowment.
To develop and maintain an on-site audio-visual center that will enable teleconferencing, videotaping, and real-time video transmission of seminars, forums, panel discussion, dissertation defenses and classes, opening CERGE-EI events to a world audience through the Internet.
Facilities & Infrastructure
Jan Kmenta Library
Journal Collections in a Specific Area (10 per year) $8,000 or $150,000 endowment; Book Collections in a Specific Area (10 per year) $5,000 or $100,000 endowment; Individual volume with nameplate $100.
To maintain and deepen the largest and most current collection of economic literature in Central and Eastern Europe, which is housed in one of the few open-stack libraries in the region. Donors may sponsor the general collection or a particular field.
$40,000 per year or $800,000 endowment.
To replace and upgrade on a 5-year cycle over 100 computers used by students and faculty. Costs include network connections and software.
Named Lecture Hall
$100,000 - $500,000 endowment.