The Ronin Institute depends on donations to carry out its mission of supporting independent research. Please consider helping us to transform scholarship by making a donation.

Donate using a credit card!

If you prefer, you can make a secure donation by credit card via JustGive, or, even better, you can set up a recurring, monthly donation! Just click the buttons! Click them!!

Donate by check!

You can also send your donation by check, to:

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship
127 Haddon Pl.
Montclair, NJ 07043-2314

Donate as you shop!

If you buy stuff through Amazon, you can set it up so that Amazon will donate 0.5% of what you spend to the Ronin Institute. Click this link to go to Amazon through the “Smile” program. The trick is to make sure you bookmark it, so that each time you go to Amazon, you enter through the portal. If you don’t want to remember that, you can install the Smile Always extension on Chrome or Smile Redirect add-on for Firefox. Or, you can install Amazon’s own AmazonSmile 1Button, which is just like a bookmark, but sits annoyingly in your toolbar.

Support conference scholarships!

In 2016, we are launching our first round of conference travel scholarships. Attending academic conferences is particularly important for independent and non-traditional scholars, who lack many of the opportunities for interaction with colleagues that are available to people in more conventional academic positions. If you want to support this program via JustGive, just select “Conference Scholarships” from the Program pull-down menu. Donating by check? Write “Conference Scholarships” on the memo line.

Support what YOU want to support!

At the Ronin Institute, we are dedicated to donor transparency and non-fungibility. If you are interested in providing a directed donation, for example, to support a specific program or research project, you can feel confident that your donation will support that project. For more information, contact our development office at

Save on taxes!

The Ronin Institute is a registered 501(c)3 organization, and has been approved as a publicly supported charity by the IRS. So, in all likelihood, your donation will be tax deductible. However, questions regarding your specific situation should be directed to a professional tax accountant or attorney.