Leaders in Arctic Research
Thank you for supporting UAF Research during our first UA Giving Day 2020! You can still make a gift to support UAF Research by visiting: engage.alaska.edu/uaf
Located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, UAF’s unique location is well situated for arctic and northern research. UAF faculty are leading the way and answering questions to help us better understand the world around us. From determining the impacts of climate change to studying what hibernating ground squirrels can teach us about emergency medicine, UAF research is telling the story of our place in the natural world.
UAF has many research facilities including the Institute of Arctic Biology, whose mission is to advance basic and applied knowledge of high-latitude biological systems through the integration of research, student education and service to the nation and state of Alaska; the International Arctic Research Center that fosters Arctic research to help the nation and the world understand, prepare for, and adapt to the pan-Arctic impacts of climate change; and the Geophysical Institute that encompasses research in atmospheric sciences; Earth and planetary remote sensing; seismology and geodesy; snow, ice and permafrost; space physics and aeronomy; tectonics and sedimentation; and volcanology.
During Giving Day we would especially welcome gifts to the following funds:
- Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Endowment: provides research funds to undergraduate students to enhance their experience in an activity closely related to their academic program, preferably in the circumpolar north.
- Joseph Kan Space Physics Research Endowed Scholarship: To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to degree-seeking students studying Space Physics at UAF who seek the opportunity to conduct research during the summer, or longer term as needs arise, at the Geophysical Institute.
Your support to the areas listed above or any of our important research areas would be helpful in our continued world-class research efforts.