Created in 2001, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) boasts award-winning faculty and students, and is ranked as the 4th best public affairs graduate school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We seek to recognize our past achievements, but we also look to the challenges of the future. SPIA contributes to a better world through cutting-edge research on domestic and international policy and politics, and through teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders in public service. Private funding is essential to sustain a high level of educational excellence at SPIA. We ask our proud alumni, donors and friends to contribute to SPIA in support of our outstanding educational and research efforts.
GIVING GUIDE – Choose the area for your contribution from the list below or GIVE to SPIA to support all areas of the school. General gifts make a difference in the student experience offering immediate support for student organizations, student centered events and special lectures. This fund also benefits SPIA’s important annual priorities as determined by the Dean.
The University of Georgia Foundation is registered to solicit in every state and provides state-specific registration information at www.ugafoundation.org/charity.
Support the Dean’s Faculty Fund to recruit and retain the most outstanding faculty and pursue programs that elevate SPIA’s national and international profile. SPIA faculty are some of most dedicated, accomplished, and talented faculty in the U.S., as reflected in SPIA’s rank as the fourth best public affairs school in the nation!
Your gift helps students pursue their dreams to change the world through experiential learning in study abroad programs and internships. Scholarships provide students financial support to complete their studies. Graduate assistantships and fellowships allow master and doctoral candidates to make steady progress in the pursuit of a graduate degree without financial constraints.
Contributions to departments support students, faculty, and programs offered within that department. SPIA offers academically rigorous instruction from faculty members known for their scholarly research and teaching excellence. Your gifts for endowed faculty chairs and professorships attract and retain distinguished scholars who form the cornerstone of a great public research university.
The Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) and The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) provide international expertise and research on international affairs. Globis sponsors study abroad programs as well as conferences to inspire diplomacy and peace. CITS provides leadership in nuclear nonproliferation worldwide and offers a Security Leadership program for students. Your gifts to these centers support their faculty and programs.