Founded in 1930, Brooklyn College offers 81 undergraduate programs, 74 graduate programs, 20 certificates and advanced certificates, and diplomas in business, education, the humanities, performing arts, sciences, social sciences, preprofessional and professional studies.
This grant supports the establishment of the Tow Fund for Excellence, including the Claire Tow Distinguished Teaching Award and the Leonard and Claire Tow Faculty Research Travel Fellowships. Building on previous grants in support of Brooklyn College faculty, this fund provides essential support and recognition for faculty, helps recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty, and provides seed support for faculty projects aimed at building partnerships with other academic and cultural institutions in NYC.
The Tow Fund for Excellence also includes the Leonard and Claire Tow Student Travel Fellowships, a program that has enabled 140 Brooklyn College students to conduct research in settings outside the US since its establishment in 2001. Students who would not otherwise have the means can experience the unparalleled opportunity of learning beyond the classroom and expand their knowledge of what they previously thought possible. These fellowships are vital for providing Brooklyn College’s diverse student body with accessible and comprehensive academic experiences.