Chairs & Professorships
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette awards numerous chairs and professorships to faculty members who personify excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching. These honors recognize current faculty and serve to recruit future faculty.
UL Lafayette has 22 Endowed Chairs; each of these is valued at $1,000,000. Base funding for each Chair was provided by the combined efforts of private donors and the State of Louisiana. For every $600,000 in private donations, the Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF) matched $400,000. In addition to the BORSF Chairs, the University also has two Endowed Chairs funded entirely through private sources. The most recent addition to the University's funded chairs is an Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications valued at $2,000,000.
The University has received funding for more than 233 BORSF Endowed Professorships valued at $100,000 each. Funding these professorships was also a joint endeavor by private donors and the State of Louisiana. Donors provided 80% of the funds and BORSF provided 20%. Additionally, the University has funded 29 Endowed Professorships through private sources.
Board of Regents
UL Chairs - Louisiana Board of Regents Endowed Chairs for Eminent Scholar Program Policy
UL Chairs - Discretionary Spending Procedures
UL Professorships - 2022 - 2023 Holder Information
UL Professorships - Procedures
UL Professorships - Discretionary Spending Procedures
UL Professorships - Budget Proposal Template
UL Professorships - BANNER BUDGET CHECK New Self Service Professorship or Chair Query
Please contact the Dean of your college for information regarding the application process.
Annual reports are a required to be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs. Timeline information will be shared on the award letters each year.
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