As of January 2021, the Higher Education Program is no longer accepting unsolicited inquiries. We encourage potential applicants to explore our other programs and to return to our website regularly for updates on new grant opportunities.
Higher education has been a focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking since the Foundation’s very first grant in 1936 to Yenching University in Beijing. Over half of all grant monies awarded since the Foundation’s establishment have been to higher education institutions.
Buffington has long experience in higher education, having served most recently as president of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and before that as associate provost at Harvard University.