Support the Department of Linguistics

Thank you for your support! Your gifts and donations are put to work supporting our students' research projects and presentations at conferences. Donations can be made to the Department of Linguistics or to more specialized funds listed below:

To Donate Online

The link below will take you to a central University of Pittsburgh donation page. After you've proceeded to page two, simply select “Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences” from the drop-down menu. Then check the box that says "Other" and type in "Department of Linguistics" to give to the department's general fund. To give to a particular fund, specify its name as well, as in "Department of Linguistics, Henderson Endowment Fund," "Department of Linguistics, Graduate Student Research Fund," or "Department of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics Fund."

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Donate by Mail

You may send your check via postal mail to the Department of Linguistics, care of the department administrator Allison Thompson. Please make your check payable to the "University of Pittsburgh" and include a note saying you would like to give to the Department of Linguistics, and to any of the specific funds above, if applicable.

Contact Us

To discuss other giving opportunities, please contact us directly.

Department of Linguistics
Allison Thompson 
Department Administrator
2816 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-624-5938
Fax: 412-624-5520 

  • Robert T. Henderson Endowment Fund, founded in memory of the late Language Media Center Director Dr. Robert Henderson. Scholarships from this fund are given annually to several Master's students working in the field of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
  • Graduate Student Research Fund in Linguistics, founded in 2018 by Dr John F. Lane. This fund supports general graduate student research and travel.
  • Computational Linguistics Fund supports research and conference travel for undergraduate students interested in this field.
  • The English Language Institute (ELI) Development Fund enables the ELI to create scholarships and awards for ELI students; enhance existing programs and create other new and innovative programs for English language learners; implement the latest technology for language teaching and learning in our classes; and pursue other Institute initiatives that will attract both a diverse student population and talented instructors.