The Project's University appropriation establishes it as a research entity, but it does not cover all the activities which the Project's previous success make desirable: such as direct research assistance and the editing and publishing of the Project's journal. Below are examples of what can be accomplished with this kind of outside support.
Student research assistants help by relieving Project principals of some of the more routine types of data searching and collation. Students typically work an average of 3-5 hours per week. Some students in the course of this work make discoveries of their own: Amy Potthast (pictured above) and Pamela Tuffley presented an important finding about the Jan-gwo Tsv tradition at the AAS national meeting in New York City in 2003. A contribution of $2,000 will support one student research assistant for one year.
The Project's journal, after long delays, has now (May 2012) finally appeared. We hope to maintain a roughly annual schedule of publication, and much material, from Project researchers and from other scholars, is in readiness. It is not equally certain that Project resources will support timely publication of this material. The first journal issue was significantly underwritten by a gift from Mrs Eleanor R Henry (pictured above). A contribution of $2,000 or more will entitle an individual or organization to be listed, in the issue Preface and on the TP verso, as the patron of one future issue.
Unrestricted gifts, for such general needs as the cost of keeping up with technology and new publications, are also most welcome. Some members of the Working Group (which does not charge dues) have formed the habit of duplicating to the Project their annual dues to such organizations as the American Oriental Society. At the other end of the scale, some individual and foundation donors have made a crucial difference, in past years, to the Project's ability to survive and to remain productive:
The Project is tax-exempt as a part of the University structure, and gifts to it qualify for tax deductions under applicable US state and Federal law. Receipts in form suitable for the IRS are issued for for all gifts. We are informed that lead trusts, as well as outright gifts, are acceptable to the University Development Office. Prior consultation with the Project is recommended for any substantial or restricted gift. Please E-mail the Project, or write to the address below:Warring States Project
201C Goodell / 140 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003-9272 USA
We here express our thanks to all our contributors, at all levels. The continuation of the Project, in substantial part, is due to their interest and support.