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Giving to the Institute of Child Development

Your generous support of the Institute of Child Development is more critical than ever, helping us retain the very best scholars and students. Support for graduate fellowships enables the Department to compete nationally and internationally for top graduate students, enhancing our research, and support the nationally recognized research of our faculty.

About the Institute

The Institute of Child Development continues to rank as one of the top child development departments in the world and was recently ranked first in U.S. News and World Report for public universities. It is one of the most productive departments in terms of research productivity, the number and quality of graduate students, and the level of external contract and grant support awarded. Advancing the traditions of innovative basic and applied scholarship allows us to recruit the best young faculty and graduate students in the field, broadening the scope of our research while enriching both undergraduate and graduate education.

What your gift can do

Your tax-deductible support for the Institute of Child Development helps us attract and retain the very best scholars and students even as state funding declines. It gives our faculty resources for enlarging knowledge and understanding in neuro-behavioral development, parent-child attachment, early childhood development and relational aggression.

Make a Gift

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Child Development Program Development Fund (#3653)

For general support of students, programs, research and improvements within the Institute of Child Development.

Radke-Yarrow Research Endowment (#3784)

Marian Radke-Yarrow was a Minnesota PhD alumna (1944) who spent her life studying developmental psychology. This fund was established to support students and initiatives in the Institute of Child Development focused on interpersonal relationships research.

Katherine Miles-Durst Fund for Early Childhood Development (#4872)

For general support of graduate student research within the Institute of Child Development.

Herb Pick Applied Developmental Psychology Seed Grant Fund (#8795)

This fund supports the award of seed grants to graduate students in the Institute of Child Development whose research focuses on Applied Developmental Psychology.

Mollie and Meyer Weinberg Endowment for Child Development and Public Policy (#7115)

This fund supports a program of activities to enhance the contributions of child development research to the public interest and to inspire research that has potential to inform policies and programs that benefit children.

Shirley G. Moore Lab School Fund (#3646)

For general support of programs and improvements within the Shirley G. Moore Lab School.

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