Why Give to NCEAS

Gifts to NCEAS are an important source of support and help us sustain our cutting edge work in research synthesis, informatics and training. Donations help support visiting distinguished scholars, postdoctoral associates, NCEAS residents, graduate student fellowships, research internships, technology enhancements and various other areas of need.


Working Groups, the primary function of NCEAS for the last 20 years, has earned the Center its reputation as one of the most productive and impactful institutions in ecology and environmental sciences in the world. Contributions toward Working Groups not only help support our research activities at NCEAS but also help to make the discovery of innovative solutions to complex problems possible, helping to influence critical decisions on global environmental issues. Funding for SNAP Working Groups helps scientists and policy makers tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges like food, clean water, and energy security by identifying ways in which conserving nature can create a net benefit to human well-being.


NCEAS is a leader in the design and implementation of the new technologies required for data discovery, integration and analysis. A skilled team of scientific computing technologists at NCEAS are pioneering cutting edge collaborations in the areas of data preservation and interpretability, targeted database solutions and software development such as the KNB Data Repository, DataOne and Open Science Codefest. Choosing to make a contribution in support of Informatics at NCEAS is truly visionary and will help us transform the way environmental data is accessed and shared across disciplines and around the globe.


The Open Science for Synthesis trainings, Summer Institute, Distributed Graduate Seminars, Resident Postdoctoral career development, and weekly Roundtable discussions open to the public are some of the ways that NCEAS is providing state-of-the-art learning opportunities. The E-Connect Fellowship, a new partnership with the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB focuses on science communications and provides UCSB students the opportunity gain experience and build professional skills through internships at NCEAS. Supporting NCEAS’ training activities helps us in our commitment to promote a culture of open science and to expand our training efforts in scientific collaboration and communication.

To make a gift now, please click the “donate” button or to find out more about how your gift can make a difference, please contact Jeanne Kearns at (805) 893-7535 or Jeanne.kearns [at] ucsb.edu