The Welch Institute

The Robert A. Welch Foundation announced in September the largest single gift in the history of Rice University to establish The Welch Institute, a “sweeping strategic partnership” on campus that focuses on world-leading advanced materials research. The $100 million underwriting the new institution will empower Rice researchers across campus, as well as colleagues from around the world, to accelerate discovery, design and manufacture of new materials for the benefit of all. The gift is also the largest in the 65-year history of the foundation, which expects it will lead to next-generation materials for energy systems, sustainable water, space systems, biomedical materials, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, security and more. Read more about this extraordinary gift and how it will create a better future in Rice News.