Make a gift to the Department of Integrative Biology
We deeply appreciate your generosity to the Department of Integrative Biology (IB). A gift to IB can expand opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and enhance our research and departmental initiatives.
The following funds have been established to benefit Integrative Biology:
Gifts to the chair’s discretionary fund give department leadership the flexibility to “fill the gap” for department initiatives, research, and teaching. These can be critical in faculty retention cases, and are instrumental in creating community through funding for undergraduate student groups, special lectures, symposia, and alumni events.
Gifts to the graduate student support fund allow the department chair to support graduate student field and lab research, professional development and overall enhance the graduate student experience in the department. Our graduate students are a critical part of our teaching, community, and research that leads to major scientific discoveries.
The Jane Gray Endowment was established in 2000 by the Jane Gray Jacobson Trust to support research in the Department of Integrative Biology. The intent of the fund is to promote continued growth and innovation in the department, which investigates biological systems (plants, animals, and other organisms) and many levels of biological hierarchy (molecules to ecosystems), incorporating the insights of ecologists, behaviorists, geneticists, evolutionary biologists, and other scientists. This fund also allows the department to focus much needed resources on crucial sustainability efforts.
The Biology Scholars Program at UC Berkeley is an undergraduate program that challenges the "by the numbers" popular view (e.g., SATs and high school GPAs as good predictors of success) about who can and should do science. Over the past 20 years, of the 3000+ program graduates, 60% have been underrepresented minorities of African American, Hispanic, and American Indian descent, 70% women, and 80% from low-income backgrounds and/or the first in their family to attend college.
Your gift to the Biology Scholars Program Fund supports our members by providing stipends for research and pre-med internships, funding for community building opportunities that provide peer mentoring and advising, and funding for students to travel and attend national research and pre-medical conferences.
More information about the department can be found at: http://ib.berkeley.edu/
Photo credit for field image on this page: Graduate students Alexander Stubbs, Jackie Childers, and Jeff Frederick, led By IB professor Dr. Jim McGuire, and visiting professor Dr. Erik Gergus (Glendale Community College), looking for reptiles and amphibians on Mount Torompupu in Sulawesi.