Giving to Psychological & Brain Sciences

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS). Your generosity plays a critical role in our ability to fulfill our teaching, research, and service mission and is truly appreciated. Every contribution makes a difference.

We invite you to be a part of the Department’s success in educating the next generation of scientists, practitioners, and leaders by making a gift to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences today either on-line or by mail.

Psychological & Brain Sciences General Fund

Donations to the PBS General Fund will be used for general purposes or can be earmarked as intended for:

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Endowed Fund

Gifts to the Endowment for Psychological & Brain Sciences Fund support the long-term excellence of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in its teaching, research, and service missions.

Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Fund

For costs associated with bringing nationally and internationally known speakers to the department to share their research with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Undergraduate Excellence Fund

To enhance and enrich the experience of our undergraduate majors, including recognition of our very best students.

Psi Chi Fund

For the support of professional activities and scholarship enrichment for psychology majors elected to the national psychology honors society.

Charles G. McClintock Fund

Established to support senior graduate students in the Social Psychology program who combine high standards of scholarship with service to the program.

Harry J. Carlisle Award

Established for the support of outstanding graduate students in the Neuroscience and Behavior program.



Ways To Give

Special Giving Opportunity

The Brenda Major and Jim Blascovich Fund for Social Psychology supports the research, mentoring, and community building missions of the UC Santa Barbara Social Psychology Program. The UCSB Social Psychology program is one of the world's premier social psychological training programs, known for its contributions to both methodological and theoretical innovation. The Brenda Major and Jim Blascovich Fund honors two of the most celebrated faculty members in the program, who fittingly made important theoretical and methodological advances across their careers while mentoring countless future members of the field. 

The 2024 Brenda Major Initiative for Social Psychology at UCSB was created to honor Professor Major’s contributions to science and the department and her being awarded the Association for Psychological Science Outstanding Mentor Award and being elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2024. Dr. Major's accomplishments can be celebrated by donating to the Brenda Major and Jim Blascovich Fund for Social Psychology.


We offer a sincere thank you for your help in ensuring that the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences continues to be among the strongest in the nation.

For more information about supporting Psychological & Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara, or to send a donation via mail - please contact:

Shelly Gable, Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9660