Robert Belous Global Change Research Endowment

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Robert Belous Global Change Research Endowment:

The purpose of the Robert Belous Global Change Research Endowment fund is to support student/faculty research in the area of global change at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Through the highly competitive annual UAF Global Change Student Research Grant Competition, funds from the Robert Belous Global Change Research Endowment are used to support UAF students for research related to global change with a focus on arctic or subarctic boreal regions.

Throughout the program’s nearly 25-year history, support for the competition has come from a variety of restricted (federal grants) and unrestricted (state funds) sources. In these difficult economic times, the primary funding sources have diminished dramatically. Fortunately for the program, and due to the generosity of Judy Belous, who in 2010 established the Robert Belous Global Change Research Endowment in memory of her late husband, anyone can help support our students through donations to the Endowment. 

UAF Annual Fund: Through annual giving at UAF, alumni, parents, employees and friends support the university’s areas of immediate and greatest need, including scholarships, fellowships, equipment, facilities maintenance and renovation, research and faculty recruitment and retention.

Endowments explained:

Spendable: The portion of the endowment that is reserved for immediate use rather than long-term investment.

Principal: The portion of the endowment which is invested by the UA Foundation as a part of its portfolio. A portion of the earnings is made available as spendable when a minimal level is reached. A gift to the endowment principal is viewed as being for longer-term use.

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