Endowment for Basic Sciences
Strengthening basic science research and education at Michigan.
The Endowment for Basic Science (EBS) is a cooperative program developed by former Medical School Dean, Allen Lichter, and the Chairs and Directors of the nine participating units:
Together, we work for the advancement of research and teaching in the Medical School Basic Sciences through the development of new research initiatives, and recruitment of new faculty.
The Endowment for Basic Science (EBS) was established June 30, 2002 by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Dean of the Medical School, Allen Lichter, and the Heads of the nine participating units:
- Biological Chemistry
- Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB)
- Human Genetics
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Molecular and Integrative Physiology
- Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI)
- Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCM&B)
- Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM).
The EBS is a virtual endowment, the interest from which is used to support the Basic Sciences at the University of Michigan through an organizational entity designed to facilitate interactions between the participating units for the advancement of all the participating units. The Endowment for Basic Science (EBS) is governed by the EBS Operating Committee, comprised of the Chair or Director of each participating unit and led by an elected rotating chair chosen by the membership. Professor Sally Camper is the current chair of the EBS Operating Committee.
The major goals of the EBS are to:
- Increase opportunities for the participating units to develop scientific interactions between themselves and with other University units.
- Improve the opportunities for the participating units to recruit outstanding faculty in support of programmatic themes and important departmental goals.
- Improve the participating units' ability to develop and compete for interdisciplinary research involving multi-unit participation and external funding.
- Participate with the Medical School Office of the Dean in support of new initiatives and programs.