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Our Mission

The Physical and Biological Sciences Development Office connects individual, foundation, and corporate donors to the outstanding science programs at UC Santa Cruz. We engage alumni, parents, and other friends of the campus with opportunities to support the division's exceptional educational, research, and public service programs, including major initiatives set by the Dean.

Justin Crest examining DNA from a restriction digestAreas of Strength

Current Funding Priorities

  • Support for the marine mammal program and our coastal initiatives
  • Endowed chairs to attract, support, and retain outstanding faculty
  • Increased scholarships and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

How You Can Help

Private support is vital to maintaining and increasing UC Santa Cruz’s success in science education, research, and public service. To make a gift the dean can apply where it is most needed, whether that is a student scholarship, seed money for faculty research, or cornerstone funds for new facilities, please use the Physical and Biological Sciences Dean's Excellence Fund. To give to a specific area, you may go to our secure online giving form and indicate your preference in the designation field of the form.

You can also choose to support a specific department, research project, or outreach activity. Please call 831-459-2192 or email us directly if you would like to receive more information about how to best support the programs that are meaningful to you.

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