Thank you for your interest in contributing to Western Michigan University's Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Your donations help us attract and keep top faculty, recruit the best graduate students and support undergraduate students. Your generous support enhances our teaching and research mission. If you would like to invest in the department and its students, here are a few funds that may be of interest.
- Biological Sciences Department Fund
The discretionary fund supports many different areas of unmet need for students in biological sciences.
- Research supplies for graduate and undergraduate students
Students need and appreciate hands–on research experiences and it comes at a significant cost. Your investment will allow students to purchase research supplies and reagents for these research projects.
- SABRE - Students Advancing Biological Research and Education
Biology undergraduate students working on research are most productive when they can spend 20–40 hours a week in the lab during summer hours, but the majority of them cannot afford to volunteer that much of their time. As a result, they miss important educational opportunities that can lead to significant progress in their scientific education, publications, conference presentations, and ultimately, their careers. Donations will help fund this opportunity by giving the students a stipend during the internship.
- Biological Research Equipment Fund
Students require scientific research equipment as part of their research education. Equipment maintenance and replacement is critical and your donation will be added to others to keep our teaching and research labs up to date.
- Biological Sciences Travel Fund
Numerous undergraduate and graduate students are involved in research and present resulting papers and posters at conferences. Funding helps cover a portion of their travel expenses to research sites and conferences.
- Biological Sciences Finch Greenhouse Fund
The Biological Sciences Greenhouse is a thriving facility with quality state-of-the-art space. There is always a need to fund supplies and plant purchases to support the faculty and students conducting plant related research.
- Biomedical Sciences Fund
This fund supports awards for students on the premed track.
- Dr. Darrell R. Latva Biological Sciences Teaching Excellence Fund
Outstanding faculty in Biological Sciences are honored for their teaching excellence. List of recipients
The link below takes you to a donation page. Find the funds you want to benefit and replace the $0.00 with the dollar amount you will contribute. Complete the rest of the form and submit your gift. We appreciate your ongoing generosity.