Where to Give

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Areas to Support

Find your passion below and help us transform the future of neuroscience research and education!

  • CNS General Support and Director's Circle
    Gifts to the Center’s annual fund provide critical support where the need is greatest. Every gift, no matter the amount, is appreciated!  Donors of $1,000 or more each year become members of the CNS Director’s Circle and enjoy a number of special benefits. Continue to giving site.
  • CNS Community Outreach Program
    NeuroFest 5th Anniversary logHelp promote public awareness and understanding of neuroscience research through educational outreach activities, including NeuroFest, our annual Brain Awareness Week event and K-12 education! Gifts support community outreach efforts, materials, equipment and other resources to enhance learning and help disseminate information to increase the community’s understanding of how the brain works and the latest discoveries in brain science.

    In celebration of NeuroFest's 5th Anniversary, make a gift to the Endowment Fund to provide activities for years to come! Continue to giving site.

    Or, make a gift to the Current-Use Fund and support outreach activities today! Continue to giving site.
  • CNS Emergency Relief Fund
    In times of crisis, such as during a pandemic, natural disaster, national emergency or other unforeseen tragedies, your gift to the Center for Neuroscience Emergency Relief Fund will provide emergency financial support for our trainees, staff and faculty experiencing hardship and for resources to save groundbreaking research projects and the careers of our next generation of neuroscientists. Continue to giving site.

  • Barbara Chapman Neuroscience Award
    The Barbara Chapman Neuroscience Award, established in 2014 by the Stone-Chapman family, honors the outstanding contributions that Dr. Barbara Chapman made to neuroscience research, graduate and professional students, and the University community. This endowment provides support to one or more UC Davis neuroscience graduate student(s) to attend conferences, workshops, courses, and formal or informal practical training or internship opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills applicable to their thesis research. Continue to giving site.

    Award Recipients

    FY19-20 Stacey Seidl
    2018 Alexandra (Sasha) Mikhailova

    2017 Darlene Archer
    2016 Kayleen Tercovich
    2015 Anna Kreutz and Scottie Alexander

  • David L. Weaver Award
    Honoring the memory of David L. Weaver, a biophysicist who passed away before starting work at the UC Davis Genome Center, Elena Weaver, their children and David’s sister Marcia Murray, is creating this award to provide financial support for UC Davis neuroscience graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and/or junior faculty researching stroke and traumatic brain injury. Once established, this award will provide financial support for travel to conferences and other scientific meetings to enrich and share their research.
  • Haskell Robinson Family Neuroscience Research Endowment
    Inspired by the research excellence being conducted at the Center for Neuroscience, Jeanne Haskell and Leonard Robinson established this endowment to help bring together the greatest minds from across the disciplines to pioneer collaborative neuroscience research and find cures for brain diseases, while advancing fundamental understanding of how the brain works. Continue to giving site.
  • Ling-Lie Chau Graduate Student Award for Brain Research
    The Ling-Lie Chau Graduate Student Award for Brain Research supports high-achieving graduate students who have passed all qualification requirements and become official candidates of Ph.D. and/or M.D. programs and who will carry out brain research within the Neuroscience Graduate Program, administered by the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, to enhance the educational experience and attract quality candidates for future graduate student recruitment. Continue to giving site.

    Award Recipients
    FY19-20 Eden Barragan and Ayanna Wade
    2018 Britt Yazel and Jalina Graham

    2017  Jenny Mohn and Deepa Ramamurthy
    2016  Lauren Fink
    2015  Joey Broussard and Jimmy Dooley