Giving to Enhance the Adams Institute

Priorities for Giving to Ralph N. Adams Institute. The following are priorities for giving that would greatly benefit the activities of the Adams Institute:

  • Unrestricted Support of Institute Operations. Unrestricted contributions to the Institute will support faculty, research scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students involved in Institute research, and help to publicize their accomplishments. This type of flexible support is critically important for the future success of Institute programs. Additional contributions can be targeted toward addressing the following priorities:
  • Undergraduate Research Awards. These funds will support four undergraduates in academic year or summer research. The analytical chemistry group has one of the strongest track records of involving undergraduates in research among our faculty. Input from our undergraduates indicates that these opportunities are clearly life changing experiences in the careers of young chemistry majors. Full summer support for an undergraduate researcher amounts to about $6,000.
  • Kuwana Graduate Fund. These funds will support the Division of Analytical Chemistry in their efforts to recruit the highest quality graduate students, and to create recruiting materials to support this effort. Dr. Kuwana, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, has followed in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. Adams, in supporting all aspects of graduate education in the Chemistry Department.
  • Adams Symposia. The purpose of these symposia is to highlight developments in Bioanalytical Chemistry by eminent scientists from around the world, and act as a showcase for work produced by Institute researchers.

Giving Contacts.The KU Endowment Association (KUEA) is the contact organization for gifts to both the Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry and the Chemistry Department. Dan Simon, KUEA Senior Development Director, is our contact person at the Endowment Association. His contact information is:

Dan Simon
Team Lead/Senior Development Director
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
KU Endowment Association
785-832-7378 (direct line)
800-444-4201 x378 (toll free)

If you would prefer to initially contact a member of the Department or Institute about a donation, we would be pleased to speak with you:

Dr. Brian B. Laird
Professor of Chemistry and Chair
KU Chemistry Department
Integrated Science Building
1567 Irving Hill Road, Room 1140
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4632 (office)

Dr. Susan Lunte
Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Director, Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry
Multidisciplinary Research Building
2030 Becker Drive, Room 220F
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-864-3811 (office)

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If you are interested in donating to this or any other fund at the University of Kansas, please see the KU Endowment's web page at:

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