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 Initiative for Social Psychology at UCSB was created to honor Professor Major’s contributions to science and the department and her being awarded the 2024 Association for Psychological Science Outstanding Mentor Award. Gifts for this initiative will go towards the Social Psychology Gift Fund whose mission is to enhance training and recruitment of graduate students in the social psychology program at UCSB. The UCSB Social Psychology Program is one of the premiere social psychological training programs in the world. It has produced a remarkable number of superb scholars, scientists, teachers, and leaders who hold positions of influence both inside and outside of academia.


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