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Jump-Start High-Impact Research with Dragon Seeds

Supporting a new research and development seed fund will help researchers across Drexel initiate new projects and collaborate across disciplines to investigate solutions for society's most pressing challenges.

Your Gift to Dragon Seeds

  • Your gift will spark new transdisciplinary collaborations that are required for genuine innovation. These will include internal partnerships among researchers, as well as new external partnerships with industry, non-profit, government and higher education sectors. New partnerships will serve to further strengthen Drexel’s identity in basic and applied research, creative and scholarly activities to reaffirm Drexel as a trusted and dedicated partner to start-ups and health care systems.
  • Offers an excellent opportunity to start initiatives from the ground up and grow Drexel’s visibility in and contributions to high-impact, use-inspired research. 

Working collaboratively across disciplines, the impact of Drexel’s researchers — in Philadelphia, across the country and around the world — has unlimited potential. Yet a great many promising ideas languish because they lack the financial resources to explore them seriously. That is why Drexel has created options for those who wish to support innovative research.

Every gift has impact.

If you can consider a gift in the range of $50, $100, $250, $1,000 or other, you can make a donation immediately on our secure online giving site. You can safely charge your gift to your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card. Thank you.

To learn more about how a more substantial investment can have a real impact on launching interdisciplinary research at Drexel to investigate the most pressing challenges, we invite you to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement. There are numerous ways to structure and make a gift. At specific investment levels, donors also may establish a named research fund to honor a family member or other individual.

David L. Unruh
Senior Vice President
Office of Institutional Advancement
Drexel University

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