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Giving to Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA

Your Gift Matters

All gifts to Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, no matter their size, help the Department maintain and strengthen its international reputation for excellence, as well as its impact in the community.

You can make a gift to support Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA online, by mail or by calling EPSS's Development Officer Brooke Sanders at (310) 794-9045 (

Annual Gifts

In recognition of their importance, donors to the EPSS Alumni Fund - 5025 will become part of the UCLA Chancellor’s Society.

Our supporters who already enjoy Chancellor’s Society member benefits may also direct their annual gifts to EPSS by selecting it via the UCLA Annual Fund appeals. By designating Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences as the recipient of their annual gifts on the UCLA Fund’s appeal forms, Chancellor’s Society members will retain the benefits associated with their level of support. For more information, please visit the Chancellor's Society website.

To make a gift to the EPSS Chair's Discretionary Fund, please visit the Giving Site and select EPSS Chair's Discretionary Fund in the menu under Gift Information.

You may contribute to the following specific areas

General Department

EPSS Chair’s Discretionary Fund

Provides general department support for students, faculty, and research and teaching program areas; including student awards, instructional enhancement, and equipment upgrades; as well as support for alumni and outreach initiatives such as colloquia, public seminars/lectures, and community outreach events.

Student Support

Margaret Kivelson Graduate Fellowship

Supports the careers of outstanding graduate students in Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences. Fellowships will honor the career of Professor Kivelson and her dedication to mentoring students in the sciences, including underrepresented students.

EPSS Student Fieldwork Fund

Supports course-related fieldwork, including travel expenses, for students and their faculty/staff advisors in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.

Clarence A. Hall Summer Field Scholarship

Provides support for summer field research, based on academic performance. The fund was established to honor Clarence A. Hall, Professor Emeritus.

Clem Nelson Summer Field Award

Conferred for scholastic excellence to summer field students. This fund was established in memory of EPSS Professor Emeritus Clem Nelson.

Don Carlisle Undergraduate Research Endowed Fund

Provides support for undergraduate research based on student excellence. This fund was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald Carlisle and his wife Gloria Galvez-Carlisle.

W. Gary Ernst Graduate Student Support Fund

Supports a graduate student specializing in petrology, tectonics, and/or geochemistry and was endowed by Emeritus Professor W. Gary Ernst and his colleagues and former students.

Special Programs

Meteorite Collection Fund

Provides support for the acquisition, display, and curation of the UCLA Meteorite Collection.

UCLA SETI Group Fund

Supports teaching and research in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).