Support the College of Biological Sciences this Give Day!
The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences is preparing the next generation of scientific leaders for success. Our faculty, researchers and students are advancing foundational scientific knowledge and exploring life processes to transform our world. We identify opportunities, drive outcomes and push the frontiers of discovery every day. At the College of Biological Sciences, we bring curiosity to life.
Your gift — no matter the amount — can have a tremendous impact on our students, faculty and programs. You can target your gift to support undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty or facilities. You may also support our Annual Fund to support the College’s highest priorities this year.
When you support biological sciences at UC Davis, you provide valuable resources that supports world-class education and facilitate research discoveries in cancer, genetic and infectious diseases, environmental conservation, food production and more.
This Give Day, each gift moves us one step closer to our goal of 75 gifts. Your gift will help unlock six challenge gifts, totaling of $90,000 from our Give Day challenge donors.
Join our generous supporters and the College of Biological Sciences family and support our students, faculty and programs today by giving to one of the funds below.
College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund: At the discretion of Dean Mark Winey, this fund supports the college’s highest priorities, including the CBS Dean’s Mentorship Awards. These awards are given to selected graduate students who are actively mentoring undergraduate students in research labs. Donors who give $1,000 or more to the CBS Annual Fund are recognized as Dean’s Circle members, and receive exclusive access to programs, lectures and special events throughout the year.
Center for Neuroscience General Support: Brain disorders, such as autism, depression and dementia, touch the lives of individuals, families and communities. The Center for Neuroscience is UC Davis’ hub for studying the entire scope of neuroscience, contributing to a better understanding of how the brain works and the development of new therapies to prevent and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. Gifts support neuroscience research, graduate training and community outreach programs.
Undergraduate Student Support- Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship: This scholarship is open to undergraduate majors in any of the five academic departments: Evolution and Ecology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and Plant Biology.
Graduate Support- Sharon Gray Memorial Award: Sharon Gray had a commitment and passion for mentoring women in science. Your gift helps continue Sharon’s legacy by providing an annual award to one or more graduate students that demonstrate outstanding mentorship to a mentee, and whose life experiences have provided him/her with a personal perspective on issues facing women or underrepresented populations in the biological sciences.
Postdoctoral Support- Center for Population Biology Post-Doctoral Program: With a 25-year history, the Center for Population Biology is the first of its kind in the U.S. The Center’s Postdoctoral Fellowship attracts the best and brightest young scientists from around the world. Gifts to this fund afford Fellows a two-year experience to conduct independent, interdisciplinary projects that bridge two or more research groups, as well as lead workshops for the large and vibrant community of evolutionary biologists and ecologists at UC Davis.
Faculty Support- Simon Chan Memorial Endowment: This fund was established to create an endowed faculty chair in Plant Biology in memory of Professor Simon Chan, who passed away in 2012. To date, more than $150,000 has been raised to achieve this goal. Please join us in supporting this endowment to ensure that the spirit of Simon’s work will continue to thrive.
Facilities- UC Davis Botanical Conservatory: A living museum, the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory is home to more than 3,000 plant species from around the world. It serves the university and regional communities as an educational facility, research resource and genetic diversity preserve. Your support helps inspire, facilitate, promote and engage visitors with an understanding and appreciation of plants, their diversity and the pivotal role they serve in the environment.