Wall Fund

In September 1999, Tulane University announced the receipt of an $18 million unrestricted bequest from the estate of Lallage Feazel Wall of Monroe, Louisiana. The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund voted to allocate approximately $6 million of this bequest to fund initiatives related to the university's strategic plan, "Creating Tulane's Future: A truly distinctive university in America's most original city."

Approximately $5.6 million dollars were awarded in five rounds of funding to 21 projects focused on Education and Research, People, Community, and Resources and Leadership. The remaining Wall Funds have been dedicated to support general university-wide strategic plan projects.

Funded Projects, Rounds 1-5


  • Creation of a Start-Up and Cost Sharing Fund, $600,000 over three years
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, $500,000 in matching funds to establish an endowment
  • Achieving Information Literacy: Freshman Writing and Staff Development, $52,550 over two years


  • Collaborative Efforts between the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, $474,000 over three years
  • Living Learning Communities, $250,000 over three years
  • Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, $300,000 over three years
  • Executive Masters Degree in Clinical Research Program, $100,000 one-time award
  • Enhancements to Neurosciences Undergraduate Education, $200,000 over three years
  • The Urban School (formerly College of Human and Urban Ecology), up to a total award of $489,806 over three years


  • Renal and Hypertension Center of Excellence, $50,000 planning grant
  • Neuroscience Center, $150,000 planning grant
  • Development of a State-of-the-Art Transgenic/Knockout Mouse Facility in the Uptown Vivarium, $365,000 over three years
  • Tulane Structural Proteomics Initiative, $200,000 over three years
  • Center for Computational Science, $150,000 over three years
  • Establishment of an Institute for Chemical Sciences at Tulane University, $100,000 over three years
  • Tulane Center for River-Ocean Studies, $250,000 over two years
  • Upgrade and Construction of Biosafety Level-3 Facilities, $500,000 one time award
  • Tulane Center of Excellence in Bioengineering, $250,000 over two years






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