Giving to TSE

Help us develop economic knowledge for a better world

Philanthropic support has played a significant role in the creation of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and in its development ever since.

Shortly after its creation, TSE conducted a first fundraising campaign (2008-2012), raising €33M from 12 French companies. To ensure that TSE’s people continue to provide solutions to key economic and social issues, and to strengthen its position as a leading research and teaching institution in economics, TSE later launched a second fundraising campaign "Toulouse Talent - Global Impact" (2016-2020). This second campaign has enabled TSE to collect more than €56M in donations from companies as well as individuals and foundations, both in France and internationally.  
These two remarkable campaigns made it possible to increase the size of its endowment fund of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation - TSE and diversify its sources of financing in order to ensure its sustainability and guarantee its independence. They also provided new resources to researchers and PhD students (mainly funding for research projects, research grants and scholarships). 

With these extraordinary achievements behind, TSE is now continuing its fundraising efforts to meet the ambitions and needs of its researchers and students. 

Our donor community includes corporations, individuals and charitable organizations from France and worldwide.
Join us and help us foster distinctive innovation at TSE and IAST!

In keeping with our priority areas, your gift can:

  1. Help researchers to solve key economic and social issues

  2. Educate the brightest future talent

Whether you choose to invest in programs, people, facilities, or to make an unrestricted gift, you contribute to the advancement of TSE's and IAST's missions.

Solving key economic and social issues

Our researchers' work leads to a better understanding of the economic rules and mechanisms that govern the world we live in. Innovation is part of our culture while being grounded in real-world issues. It's in TSE's DNA to contribute to public debate, to connect research and public policy, and to have researchers interact with firms. Moreover, while economics will always remain at the core of our activity, we firmly believe that fascinating and often unexpected synergies emerge from interdisciplinary approaches, which are increasingly recognized as the future for top-level academic endeavor. To achieve our ambitious scientific goals and encourage the emergence of leading teams in priority research fields we want to secure existing posts; endow new ones; and create new research centers and visiting programs. For this purpose, we need your support.

Invest in our endowment and ensure funding for:

  • More global debate-fueled research centers and chairs (focused on priority research fields such as digital economy, climate change and energy, health, and sustainable finance)

  • More visiting professorships

  • More interdisciplinary programs

  • More research projects on wide-reaching themes such as development and infrastructures, migration, religion, and population ageing

Educating the brightest future talent

Educating tomorrow's top economists is key to our future: today's students are tomorrow's ambassadors. At TSE, we are proud to offer our students a competitive international higher education program within the University of Toulouse, and to pioneer a novel approach to higher education in France. Our research-oriented courses train our students to master and adapt the best current theories and techniques to solve the real-world challenges that their future employers will face. We want to go further. We will provide a range of internationally competitive scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships within an overall educational package that meets the highest international standards and offers new opportunities for international mobility. With your support, we can bring exceptional students and young researchers from all over the world to benefit from the extraordinary ressources at TSE and IAST.

Help us offer:

  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships

  • Postdoctoral fellowships

  • Tailor-made career support services

By making a gift, everyone has a chance to help us maintain our reputation of excellence and deliver true global impact. 
Thank you for your support!

  1. Ways to give

  2. Make your gift

  3. Tax-efficient giving

Ways to give

You can:

  • Make a current-use gift that has an immediate impact: the funds you donate are available to be spent right away to benefit students, faculty, and programs.

  • Make a major endowed gift to support TSE and IAST over the long term: endowed gifts create permanent funds where the principal of the gift is invested to generate earnings that strengthen our institution for generations to come. 

  • Make a planned gift to provide future support to TSE and IAST: planned gifts include bequests and life income gifts.

    Whatever your preferred way to give, you can either support general research and training at TSE and IAST, or select a specific area or program to benefit from your generosity. For example, you could help us fund:

    • A research center focused on a priority research field: support leading teams in health economics, the digital economy, sustainable finance and innovation.

    • A visiting professorship: enable a renowned professor to come for several days or months at TSE or IAST to interact with our researchers and students.

    • A scholarship: offer an outstanding student a scholarship grant for the two consecutive years of a Master's program at TSE. Please note that we are delighted to name scholarships after the donor or sponsoring organization. 

    • New equipment for our future building: make the latest technologies available. 

    All gifts are welcome, from France and abroad. Your donations, combined with those of others, will make a real difference.

    Make your gift

    Make a gift online

    • Make a gift by post: please download and complete our gift form, then send it back to the address specified on the form.

    • Want to make a gift by wire transfer? Pledge for a recurring gift? Make a planned gift? We invite you to contact us for more information. 

    Alumni and individuals

    Alumni, governors, staff, students, parents and friends: everyone can support TSE and IAST by making a gift and helping us to raise awareness about our "Toulouse Talent, Global Impact" campaign.

    Corporations and organizations

    As a corporation or an organization, you are a major source of support for TSE and IAST in a lot of different ways. We value the involvement of the business community in our activities, inviting executives to give guest lectures, developing interactions with our students and researchers and encouraging philanthropic support of our students and programs. Our fundraising team is available to discuss partnership opportunities. For more information, please contact Eve Séjalon, Head of Fundraising.

    See the list of companies and organizations which support us.

    Tax-efficient giving

    Tax-efficient giving can apply to both Annual Fund and major gift donations. There can also be inheritance tax benefits to leaving a legacy gift to TSE and IAST in your will. Please contact us for further information.

    Giving from France

    Any donation made to the TSE Foundation by a French tax resident (individuals and corporations) provides tax benefits to the donor.
    For individuals:
    66% of any individual donation is deductible on up to 20% of taxable income. If the donation exceeds the limit, the excess is carried forward for 5 years under the same conditions (Article 200 C.G.I).
    75% of your donation is deductible on wealth tax (IFI), up to € 50,000 per year.

    For corporations:
    A gift made during an accounting period ending before December 31, 2020:

    • 60% of your donation is tax-deductible

    A gift made during accounting periods ending as of December 31, 2020:

    • 60% of your donation is tax-deductible within a limit of 2 million euros of annual gifts

    • Beyond this limit, 40% of your gift is tax-deductible.

    The 2020 Finance Act has reduced the rate of tax reduction from 60% to 40%, applied to corporations that make a combined total of donations over 2 million euros per year.

    The annual limit for tax benefits is 10 000€* or 0,5% of your company's turnover (excluding taxes), applicable when the latter is higher.
    If donations exceed this limit, it is possible for the donor to carry forward the surplus to the 5 following financial years.
    *This amount is increased to 20 000€ for gifts made during accounting periods from December 31, 2020.

    Giving from Europe

    Corporate and individual donors from a European country wishing to make a gift to TSE or IAST are eligible for tax benefits via the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network.
    For more information, please contact us.

    Giving from the USA

    American Friends of TSE, Inc. is a public charity exempt from Federal Tax under section 501 (c) (3), which enables US-based donors to benefit from full tax deductions.
    For more information, visit our AF/TSE section.


    If you would like to discuss your support for TSE or IAST, please contact our team; we can help to match your generous philanthropy with our priorities.

    We are grateful to all our partners, especially our donors for their support. Thanks to them, we are able to work towards our aim of using economics as a force for good in the world. Thank you!


    Major donors members of TSE Partners Club:


    Other main donors:


    Our donors via American Friends of TSE:



    See the list of partners who support our research focused centers or specific research projects.

    Transformational impact of your generosity!


    Each donor and every gift — no matter the size — makes a big difference in the lives of our students. Your support helps in preparing the future economists, who will contribute to advance the common good, and make the world a better place. We are extremely grateful to have such a remarkable giving community! Each year, private gifts from individuals, alumni, families, researchers, staff, businesses and foundations have translated into scholarships and grants for our students. Your contributions set a tone for the future of many aspiring economists.

    Thank you for your support dear friends! 


    " It is clear that if I had not been able to benefit from the association's scholarship in 2015, I would not have been able to start my thesis in the Toulouse School of Economics research center. The scholarship allowed me to focus on my studies, instead of juggling a job on the side. I am currently in the 2nd year of the PhD and am studying how algorithms and platforms affect the economy, and consequently, how to design and regulate them. "




    " I was delighted to receive the scholarship offered by the Jean-Jacques Laffont Association. As a young student in Economics, I have always wanted to participate in the cutting-edge research that takes place at Toulouse School of Economics and the association has been a real springboard to do so. "






    Your generous financial support is very important for me […] I would like to make my own contributions to mitigate these developments problems and help the disadvantaged people for a better life.





    " The scholarship changed huge aspects of my life. Without the scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to come to France, to TSE…It has helped me be more ambitious with what I want to do