Giving to IAB

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The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks such as graduate student support for field and lab research, travel to conferences and meetings, and summer research fellowships.

Graduate student research includes topics such as landscape ecology, climate modeling, animal physiology, hibernation genomics, plant and animal population genetics, wildlife ecology and wildlife management, carbon and nitrogen cycling, human health including diabetes and obesity, and plant-insect interactions.

Established in 1993.

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for research, education, field course program development and facility infrastructure improvements at the Toolik Field Station at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is not currently provided for by a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Established in 2005.

To provide funds in support of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Expenditures from this fund can include but are not limited to, salaries, equipment, contractual services, and commodities, representational and non-representational expenses.

Established in 2010.

The purpose of this fund is to provide the students and faculty of the University of Alaska, especially in the Division of Life Sciences, and other interested persons, the opportunity to have an outstanding life scientist lecture on a noteworthy topic and to consult and interact with faculty and students on an informal basis.

The lecture will be given on an annual basis as interest returns permit and will be publicized to the campus and Fairbanks community. Each Irving-Scholander Memorial Lecturer will give one lecture designed for the general public and one lecture for the scientific community.

Past lecturers include Warren Porter, Gerhard Walter Heldmaier, Terrie M. Williams, William R. Dawson, James H. Brown, N. Michelle Holbrook, Ian Hume, Paul Ehrlich, and Jared Diamond.

Established in 1981.

The primary purpose of this travel grant is to encourage and assist graduate students to attend and participate in regional, national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops where they will be expected to make presentations on aspects of the their thesis research on caribou. Qualifying undergraduates may also be considered for the award at the discretion of the selection committee. The Olaus Murie Travel Award will be awarded annually on the basis of quality of the individual applicants and the availability of funds.

The Olaus Murie Fellowship honors an Alaskan pioneer who was the first wildlife biologist to undertake comprehensive studies of Alaska's caribou. The fellowship will provide assistance to students who seek to carry on the efforts of Olaus Murie and numerous other wildlife biologists who followed in his footsteps, to understand this most biologically complex member of the deer family as the basis for effective management and conservation of caribou. The Olaus Murie Fellowship will be awarded annually.

Established in 2008.

This fund supports the Fostering Science Program, which was started in 2017.  Fostering Science provides "science adventure camps" to youth ages 10-16  in care of the State (in foster care, in care of relatives, or in group homes). Kids engage in hands-on science activities in the outdoors, interact with a wide range of scientists, and build connections with kids in care and with adults who are passionate about both science and youth. We currently run a day camp at the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research site, and an overnight camp in Denali National Park. We are working on expanding the program to provide more opportunities to experienced campers.  Visit our website for more information.

Established in 2021.

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for faculty within the Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRIM) program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Visit our website for more information.

Established in 2021.

To provide assistance to graduate students and staff members of the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The intent is to alleviate the burden of unanticipated expenses, such as emergency medical or dental bills, travel in response to a family medical emergency, or emergency housing displacement that fall beyond the scope of one's personal resources.

Your gift supports...

The next generation of Alaska's wildlife managers and stewards.
Scientists who are unlocking the keys to bear and squirrel hibernation that might someday benefit stroke and trauma victims.
Science adventure camps for kids in care of the State.
Research on insect and fire disturbance in Alaska's boreal forests.
Scientists and students studying permafrost and changing Arctic lands.
The professional development of our future science leaders through graduate student training.
Research on diabetes and obesity in Alaskan communities.
Research on survivability of caribou and moose.
Graduate student research in Wildlife Biology.
Science for Alaskans: health, sustainability, and resilience.
Research on the ecology and demographics of chinook salmon.
Institute of Arctic Biology