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Prosperity and Possibility

Working for the global good starts with a wider worldview. Our school provides students with rare opportunities to explore conflict and cooperation from faculty who participate directly in international policy discussions.

With your philanthropic support of the School we can prepare a new generation of leaders who are solving complex problems in a diverse and interconnected world that impact health, energy, the environment and government regulation.

With your help, UC San Diego can bond policy with possibility—unlocking bold solutions to society’s greatest challenges. Explore our giving priorities below and make a gift today to support the Global Policy and Strategy Excellence Fund.

GPS Giving Priorities

Enhancing the student experience

Graduate fellowships provide supplemental aid so students can focus their time and attention to the high-powered academics that distinguish UC San Diego. And summer internships offer life-changing, hands-on experiences conducting research, shaping public policy, managing resources and engaging in public service in Asia, the Americas and throughout the world.

Give to the Global Policy and Strategy Summer Internship
Summer internships immerse students in life-changing, hands-on experiences conducting research, shaping public policy, managing resources, and engaging in public service across the globe.

Global Policy and Strategy Alumni Association Endowed Fellowship Fund
Endowed fellowships empower graduate students to focus on their academic journey toward transformation into leaders who will unlock bold solutions to society’s greatest challenges.

South American Excellence Fund
Funds provide support for summer internships which enrich the student experience through travel to Latin America, scholarships that bring South American students to GPS for world-class academics, and faculty research that will maximize our potential for global impact.

Enriching our campus community

Leveraging our world-class scholars, deep networks in Asia and Latin America, and UC San Diego’s scientific expertise means investing in opportunities to sustain resources, access and our innovation pipeline. 

Give to the Global Policy and Strategy Excellence Fund
Flexible funding supports GPS’s highest priority needs as we prepare a new generation of change-makers to address complex problems in a diverse and interconnected world.

Endowed Chairs and Faculty Fellowships
Endowed chairs and faculty fellowships help to recruit and retain exceptional faculty and bridge funding gaps in state support. They are vital to our teaching and research mission. Please contact us to learn more.

Sparking research and innovation

We believe we can strengthen our preeminence in data-driven exploration and magnify connections between students, top-tier research and the global communities we serve. Our 11 faculty-led research centers link scholars with eminent leaders at the forefront of policy, government and private industry, while five distinct research initiatives intersect our strengths with opportunities for global progress.

Give to the 21st Century China Center
Aiming to deepen public knowledge and understanding of contemporary China and strengthen U.S.-China relations, this leading-edge think tank promotes active discourse on China’s evolution and its international engagement.

Give to the Japan Forum for Innovation & Technology Excellence Fund
JFIT builds Japan-related research, exchange and programming at GPS. It serves to connect UC San Diego with Japan, and Japan with UC San Diego and the larger San Diego community. It is a hub for cross-disciplinary research on contemporary business, science and technology in Japan, and organizes conferences, exchange programs and visitor positions.

Give to the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab Excellence Fund
PDEL combines advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology to shape policies and programs that alleviate poverty; promote health, welfare and security; and enhance accountability.

Give to the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Fund
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies is based at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and is a policy research institute. Since 1979, it has been a go-to source for serious academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, informing the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policy.

The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy produces high-quality research that informs government and business leaders about the challenges and institutions of international commercial diplomacy in a changing world.

Facts of Note

13 leading research centers

Engage global stakeholders through wide-ranging work on China, Mexico, policy evaluation, global security and more

Established leader
In its focus on Asia and the Americas among the world’s top graduate schools of international relations

One of a kind
The only international affairs professional school in the University of California system

Questions? Please contact us.

Can’t find the area that you would like to support? Visit Give Now, or contact us to learn about additional giving opportunities.

Donna Armand, Senior Director of Development, (858) 822-7617

Suzie Engel, Development Coordinator, (858) 534-0348

Kasra Palizban, Development Assistant, (760) 705-5939