Infosys and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has announced a new endowment fund that will be used to support visiting scientists and scholars advance their research at the world-renowned institute in Princeton, New Jersey.
The Infosys Fund has been created following a donation of $2 million by Infosys to the IAS and will be used to support two scholars across the institute’s four schools each year.
The Infosys Members will receive support related to all aspects of the academic appointment and community life that are unique and fundamental aspects of the Institute for Advanced Study experience.
Visiting scientists and scholars at the Institute, known as “Members,” are at the heart of the institute’s mission to encourage and support curiosity-driven research in the sciences and humanities. They are selected from the world’s leading universities and research institutions and spend time at IAS addressing some of the most intriguing questions across the sciences and humanities, unencumbered by teaching and administrative obligations.
Infosys has a long standing mobile casino connection with the Institute through the Infosys Prize, which has recognised several of its former visiting scientists in the subject of Mathematical Sciences.
According to Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director – Institute for Advanced Study, this generous donation from Infosys is a remarkable recognition of the IAS” legacy, and is a powerful endorsement of our future promise.
“At Infosys we believe that people, when amplified by technology, knowledge, imagination and an enriching ecosystem can achieve incredible things. This is the beginning of a human revolution and institutions like IAS have long served to accelerate it. By mentoring visiting scholars in both academic and practical terms, the IAS has created yet another avenue to produce advances in knowledge that can change the way we work and live – with wide-ranging impact on global development,” said Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director – Infosys.
Infosys has pledged $42 million in the current fiscal towards corporate social responsibility through the Infosys Foundation, its philanthropic arm.