Corporate Support

Corporations benefit from the research and recommendations generated by the Baker Institute and can get involved by sponsoring individual research projects, programs and lecture series. Other opportunities to support the Baker Institute include general donations, endowments, major gifts and membership in the Corporate Roundtable and our policy forums.


Corporate Lecture Series

The ability of the Baker Institute to attract world leaders to the Rice University campus, in combination with generous corporate support, has helped make the institute one of the nation’s most widely recognized and respected public policy think tanks.

The Shell Distinguished Lecture Series, for instance, brings the world's most important decision-makers to the Baker Institute's audience of senior policymakers, industry leaders, students, scholars and the media.


Corporate Roundtable

Membership in the Corporate Roundtable, the Baker Institute’s premier annual membership forum for companies, provides visibility and exclusive access to institute experts and events.

Learn more about the membership levels, priced for companies of all sizes, and the many benefits of joining the Corporate Roundtable by clicking here. Simply register online now or complete the Corporate Roundtable membership form and mail it to the address on the form to join.

If your company is interested in joining Fairfield Geotechnologies, Corporate Roundtable Diplomat Member, and benefitting from the public policy discussions, exposure, and networking that membership conveys, please contact roundtable@rice.edu or call 713.348.4683 with questions or to learn more about membership in the Roundtable or Roundtable Young Professionals.


Policy Forums

Corporations can get more involved and support the institute's work through membership in any of our three center-specific policy forums.

Energy Forum

The Energy Forum promotes discussion and research on energy-related challenges in the 21st century. Members of the forum represent key stakeholders from leading corporations. Recent topics of research have included global energy geopolitics, energy forecasting, OPEC, alternative energy sources and energy demand trends. 

Health Policy Forum

A part of the Health Economics Program, the Health Policy Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas between medical and policy professionals in Texas, as well as with national audiences. These discussions provide the foundation for health policy research and recommendations, and foster an improved understanding of national health concerns.

U.S.-Mexico Forum

The Center for the United States and Mexico develops pragmatic approaches to issues of concern on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Membership in the U.S.-Mexico Forum supports the center's policy research activities, and gives members access to fellows and exclusive insight into major developments in Mexico’s economy, politics and society.


Corporations may also wish to support our centers and programs through gifts and grants. For information about project- and program-specific sponsorships, please contact the Baker Institute development office at bipp@rice.edu or by clicking here.