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Emeritus Circle: Life of the Mind Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the dissemination of scholarly and creative work done by emeritus faculty at Florida International University.  Support will be provided in the form of limited financial awards for travel to conferences, exhibitions, or concerts where the faculty member is presenting her or his work; book subventions; journal page charges; and other activities associated with the dissemination of knowledge or creative work generated by emeritus faculty who have chosen to maintain their relationship with FIU after formal retirement. 

The Emeritus Circle encourages emeritus faculty to continue their intellectual engagement with their respective professional communities.

Several retired faculty members discussing topics standing together in a white room.

Three faculty members sitting in lounge chairs discussing topic at general emeritus circle meeting

Group of faculty members sitting in a circle looking to the main speaker sitting i a lounge chair at the front of the room.A presenter standing at the front of a classroom with on lookers sitting in stadium style seats in a classroom.


How to Give - Retirees over 70 1/2 years of age

  • Assign a portion of your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to be sent to the FIU Foundation for the Emeritus Circle Ignite Fund as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). This will not count as income for you but will count as part of your annual RMD.

How to Give - Everyone

How to Give - Current FIU Employees

  • Recurring Biweekly Payroll Deductions – Your Gift Amount will be deducted continuously. (i.e., $1.92 = $1.92 per pay period until you request a change)
  • One Payment Payroll Deduction – Your Gift Amount will be deducted from one pay check only. (i.e., $100 = $ 100 from one pay period)

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