Giving to the Robotics Institute


The Robotics Institute welcomes gifts – gifts that further the innovations of our students and faculty. Choose a fund from the three below, then decide whether you prefer giving online or check by mail.

Alan Guisewite Fellowship Fund

This fund is named in recognition of Robotics Institute staff member Alan Guisewite who has worked fifty years for Carnegie Mellon. By supporting this fund, you provide funding for Robotics Institute graduate student tuition or stipend.

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Robotics Institute Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund

The Robotics Institute has made a commitment to initiatives that promote equity, diversity and inclusion. The RI DEI Fund has been created to: financially support students from underrepresented backgrounds, help with outreach activities to battle racial inequality and injustice, and fund recruiting activities for under-represented students and faculty to RI.

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Red Whittaker Fellowship Fund

The Red Whittaker Endowed Robotics Fellowship, created by alumni and friends in honor of longtime professor Red Whittaker, provides fellowship support within the discipline of field robotics, to include cross-disciplinary work in computer science, engineering, and related disciplines, with a preference for master’ s or Ph.D. students in at least their second year in the school of Computer Science or College of Engineering.

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Robot Archives Fund

The Carnegie Mellon University Archives are creating the world’s first dedicated robot archive to serve as the pre-eminent archival, historical, and instructional resource on robotics as a scientific discipline, a field of practice, and a cultural force that remade the modern world. We’re telling this story in a way it has never been told before, in partnership with many of the faculty, researchers, students, alumni, and friends of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Our intent is to capture a wide breadth of stories about the research, impact, and lived experience of the robotics community at Carnegie Mellon.

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Robotics Innovation Fund

One of the strengths of the Robotics Institute is the entrepreneurial nature of its students, faculty, and staff. The Director’s Innovation Fund is used by the Director to fund new ideas that emerge during the year that are not covered by the current operational budget or sponsored projects. In addition, the Director uses support from this fund to improve the quality of life for graduate students.

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Robotics Professorship Fund

Robotics faculty choose the RI for its environment – exceptional colleagues who collaborate on many projects and an entrepreneurial culture unlike anywhere else. Our faculty members spend significant amounts of time searching for resources to support their research. With additional financial support from a professorship fund, our faculty can focus their work on creating and sharing new and exciting research. Professorships may be funded in one time gifts, installments, or to the endowment to provide funding in perpetuity.

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Robotics Fellowship Fund

Graduate students are the heart of the Robotics Institute. By supporting this fund, you help ensure the Robotics Institute remains at the forefront of innovation. Fellowships may be funded in one time gifts, installments, or to the endowment to provide funding in perpetuity.

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