Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved in the research and activities taking place at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.  The Petit Institute's role on campus is to act as a catalyst for the bio-related activities that are taking place on campus. 

Are you passionate about basic and medical bioengineering or bioscience research? If so, we want to hear from you.  Whether you are a researcher at another institution, local area teacher, part of the Atlanta area community or a student, we are open to partnering with everyone. 

Together, we can make a difference!  If you are interested in donating to the Petit Institute and its programs and making an impact, we are interested in hearing from you. Please contact us.


Named Center for Biotechnology Core Facilities from $5,000,000        

Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in bioengineering and the biosciences requires the latest in sophisticated equipment. This endowed Center will enable the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience to provide Georgia Tech investigators with the most advanced equipment available for 3D imaging and microscopy, tissue biomechanics, histology, proteomics, and cellular and molecular analysis.


Named Interdisciplinary Research Centers from $5,000,000

Interdisciplinary Research Centers associated with the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience are creating new knowledge and developing novel technologies that address unsolved scientific issues and unmet clinical needs. Current research centers, grown from unique strengths of the Georgia Tech biomedical community, include:

Regenerative Engineering Medicine research center

Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery

Center for Fundamental and Applied Molecular Evolution

Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science

Center for Advanced Bioengineering and Soldier Survivability

Center for Chemical Evolution

Center for Innovative Cardiovascular Technologies

Center for Nanobiology of the Macromolecular Assembly Disorders

Center for Pharmaceutical Development

Integrative Cancer Research Center

Nanomedicine Center


Named Biotechnology Faculty Chairs from $1,500,000

The presence of eminent scholars working on the leading edge of bioengineering and biosciences will attract outstanding students, stimulate innovative research and teaching, provide mentors for young faculty, and make the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience a magnet for research funds from private industry and the federal government.   

Named Junior Faculty Professorships from $750,000

Due to its strong reputation, Georgia Tech is able to attract top quality young professors. In time these professors become well-known around the world. Therefore, retention of these junior faculty professors becomes a major issue. A top priority of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience is to award a prestigious professorship to those young faculty members who are rising stars in their fields.

Named Graduate Fellowships from $400,000

Competition among universities for the brightest graduate students is very keen, and financial incentives often make the difference in where they choose to go. The ability to attract graduate students with exceptional academic records and leadership skills is important. Their talents help to elevate an academic program, and their future achievements will reflect well on the program that gave them their start. 


Named Undergraduate Research Scholarships from $25,000    

The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program is a competitive program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Morehouse College, and other metro Atlanta universities. This program targets students majoring in engineering or the sciences with an interest in bioengineering and/or bioscience research. This program affords the top undergraduates to conduct research for a full year in state-of-art research facilities under the director mentorship of a graduate student and faculty member.  This program often shapes the future of the students, giving them their first taste of research.


How to Donate

Sponsor By Check: 

Check payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation and mail it to:

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology
315 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0363