Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the purpose of the fund?

A: A gift to the Taylor Fund will be used exclusively to support research related activities, including:

  • * Fellowships to support the salaries of Post-doctoral scientists
  • * Fellowships to support graduate students
  • * Purchases of equipment
  • * Purchases of supplies

Q: Can I restrict my gift?

A: Yes. You can target your gift to:

  • * Purchase a piece of equipment
  • * Support a post-doctoral scientist
  • * Support a graduate or undergraduate student

Please contact either Dr. Gilbert or Nancy Smilowitz for more information or to discuss your ideas.

Q: Who can I make a check out to?

A: If you wish to make a gift by check, please make your check out to the FSU Foundation, include a note indicating that it is earmarked for the Taylor Fund, and send it to Nancy Smilowitz at the address below.

Q: Who can I talk to with additional questions about the research and the fund?

A: You may contact either Dr. Gilbert or Nancy Smilowitz using the contact information below:

Nancy Smilowitz
Senior Director
Advancement and Alumni Affairs
FSU Foundation
110 Longmire Building
Office of the Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1280
P: 850-644-9324
Dr. David M. Gilbert
J Herbert Taylor Distinguished Professor
Department of Biological Science
Room: COM 1350
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4370
P: 850-645-7583
F: 850-644-5781