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We are so grateful to all of our supporters and hope that you will join us as we continue our work to create influential research today and train the leaders of tomorrow. To ensure that the Institute can continue to have an impact in the future, we look to alumni and friends for financial support. In our giving guide, Building A Legacy: Knowledge to shape policy today, students to lead the world tomorrow, you can read more about the program funding needs of the Institute. Thank you for your interest in the continued success of this vital collaborative think tank that bridges the gap between the theory & practice of International Relations, and in doing so, is informing decisions that make a difference to people around the world. 

About the Institute

The Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at William & Mary provides a home for interdisciplinary, collaborative, internationally-focused research that employs rigorous social science methods to make meaningful contributions to contemporary international debate, policy and practice.

By catalyzing student-faculty research partnerships, engaging a global network of scholars and policymakers, producing international policy-relevant scholarship and developing innovative data sets, the Institute is bridging the gap between theory and practice in International Relations, and in doing so, informing decisions that make a difference to people around the world.


The Success of AidData

As the home of AidData, the Institute has fostered its transformation from a small student-faculty research project into the world’s largest collection of foreign aid information and now, the Institute will house AidData as an international research center. But the Institute supports a wide range of research projects that are also addressing some of today’s most important international policy issues, including political reform, security, conflict, food and the environment.

How to Give

Whether you choose to support AidData, TRIPPIPS, or one of the Institute's other important research initiatives, your gift ensures that we can continue to provide the resources, opportunities and guidance that have benefited so many of our students and have propelled AidData at William & Mary into international prominence.

Private gifts to the Institute provide the most flexible and immediate form of support and will sustain the Institute as it continues to create knowledge that makes a difference in the world.

The Institute offers naming opportunities for alumni and friends who are interested in honoring someone while supporting the Institute's endowment. Please contact [[mjtier,Mike Tierney]] if you would like to discuss making a named gift.

Make a gift to the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations.

If you would like to make your gift by check, please make it payable to the College of William & Mary Foundation and indicate in the memo line that you would like your gift to be allocated to the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations and include the account code 3222. Please mail checks to the Office of University Development, Gift Accounting, P. O. Box 1693, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693.

Matching Gift Program

Many companies encourage employees, their families, and retirees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Matching gifts can double, or even triple, your impact on the Institute. Your Human Resources office will be able to tell you if your employer has a matching gift program and provide details on how to secure the matched funds. You may also use the College's Matching Gift Search page to see if your company has a matched giving program.