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UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Our students are actively engaged in the most pressing issues in fisheries, marine biology and oceanography. Their research helps Alaskans understand the varied and changing marine and freshwater ecosystems and coastal resources on which so many depend. 

Now, more than ever, your gift makes a difference with funding to areas that are vital to student success, such as:

  • College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Support Fundsupports various CFOS departments, programs, and initiatives. 

  • CFOS Graduate Student Support Fundunderwrites graduate assistantship stipends, tuition, health insurance, travel costs for research and for presentation of results at scientific meetings, and any other costs normally associated with graduate assistantships. 


Headquartered in Fairbanks, UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is a regional and world-class research and academic hub with major centers, laboratories, and institutes located throughout the state. We have the national responsibility of operating the Global Class ice-capable research vessel Sikuliaq, which is homeported in Seward.


We emphasize the importance of learning not only in the classroom, but also through hands-on experiences: internships, research in the lab and out in the field, and the opportunity to work directly with fisheries and marine sciences professionals in different communities across Alaska.

Together, our commitment as Nanook Nation helps students learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world. Your gift, regardless of size, makes a great impact. By making a gift today, you are renewing your dedication to our CFOS community, and encouraging CFOS students to achieve their potential to become our future leaders in fisheries and marine science.

Click here to see other UAF programs that need support. 

$50,000
UAF Usibelli Coal Mine ACUASI Challenge
Thank you Usibelli Coal Mine and UAF donors! $50,000 has been unlocked to support the UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI).
200 / 200 Donors
Completed
$25,000
UAF Dr. Cathy Cahill Employee Challenge
Thank you Dr. Cathy Cahill and UAF employee donors! $25,000 has been unlocked to support UAF.
49 / 49 Donors
Completed
$2,000
UA President Pitney Alumni Challenge
Thank you UA President Pitney and UA alumni donors! $2,000 has been unlocked to support scholarships for students attending any campus in the University of Alaska system.
49 / 49 Donors
Completed
$1,000
UA Foundation President Burnett Challenge
Thank you UA Foundation President, Tod Burnett and UA supporters! $1,000 has been unlocked to support student scholarships.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
2
Match
UA Alaska Airlines UA Giving Day Match
Thank you Alaska Airlines and UA donors! $25,000 has been unlocked to support scholarships for students attending any campus of the University of Alaska System.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
UA Regent Mary K. Hughes – Educating Alaska’s Educators Challenge
Thank you Regent Mary K. Hughes, UA alumni, and friends! $10,000 has been unlocked to establish a fund that will support Alaskans majoring in education.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$2,000
In Memoriam of Susan McLoughry Challenge
Thank you Bob Buntzen and UA donors! $2,000 has been unlocked to support the Susan McLoughry Nursing Scholarship.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$1,000
UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Dean's Challenge
Thank you Dean Moran and all CFOS supporters! $1,000 has been unlocked for CFOS.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
Rank State Gifts
1 AK 20
2 CA 1
2 RI 1
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