Gift Opportunities at DBM

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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Make a Gift

Through the years, students in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) have been supported in many ways - grants, assistantships, corporate support and fellowships endowed by individuals, just to name a few. Financial support is critical to the ongoing success of our students, and allows them the opportunity to focus fully on their education and research.

The next generation of gifted scientists in microbiology and biochemistry need your support. As traditional funding mechanisms become more difficult to secure, we turn to our community of dedicated alumni and friends to support those who will come after them, and continue their legacy of achievement.

There are many ways for you to have an impact. Please consider investing in our students by making a gift to the following funds:

1. The Douglas E. Eveleigh Endowed Graduate Fellowship:

The Douglas E. Eveleigh Endowed Graduate Fellowship was established to honor Dr. Eveleigh and his decades of service to Rutgers and our students.  Our goal is to fully endow this graduate fellowship at $750,000, which will provide a stipend plus full tuition for a first-year student in the Microbial Biology Graduate Program.

2. Graduate Travel Awards:


The Stephen M. Cuskey Graduate Student Travel Award
The Douglas E. Eveleigh Graduate Student Travel Award

Two graduate travel awards exist within the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.  The Stephen M. Cuskey Graduate Student Travel Award honors the memory of the late Dr. Stephen Cuskey (’82).   The Douglas E. Eveleigh Graduate Student Travel Award honors the legacy of Prof. Doug Eveleigh and his steadfast commitment to students at Rutgers.  Both awards are given annually to one or more students travelling to academic or industry conferences related to their research.

3. Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology Fund:

Donations to our department gift fund will support research and travel for our undergraduate students in biochemistry and microbiology, graduation awards, the invitation of seminar speakers to our Fermentation Club Seminar series, and other activities of the department.