Many companies choose to provide philanthropic support (i.e, charitable gifts) to a faculty member or research lab to support research efforts, rather than provide funding through a research agreement. Philanthropic support can be a quick and effective way to initiate or maintain a long-term relationship with a faculty member or to assure an important research topic is adequately supported. Indirect costs are not assessed on philanthropic gifts. Please be advised, however, that UCSB cannot agree to provide anything in exchange for the gift (including guaranteed intellectual property access). Corporate gifts are managed by the UCSB Development Office.