The Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS) focus is donor-centric and mindful of what the donors’ and the department’s constituents want to accomplish with their money. We recognize the importance of donors’ intentions and facilitate the necessary interactions to support the department and Rutgers.

Student support includes scholarships for undergraduates, fellowships for graduate students, and awards help cover tuition and research. This funding allows us to attract and retain the best students to DMCS and continue our mission of providing instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, and opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus.

Support for research and faculty enables DMCS to enhance research projects, instrumentation, facilities, and other research expenses.

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Some opportunities to make an impact

  • Marine and Coastal Sciences Student Support Fund
    Gifts to this fund help support talented and creative undergraduate students in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences to support their award winning independent and international research at Rutgers.
  • Class of 1960 Student Glider Endowment
    Support undergraduates to be trained on cutting edge robotics and then, more importantly, conduct historic global expeditions using underwater gliders. Help RU undergraduates make history… again.
  • Diane Poehls Adams Endowed Fellowship in Marine and Coastal Sciences
    This award supports graduate student international research. This fellowship was established to celebrate the legacy of Diane Poehls Adams, a gifted ocean explorer, teacher, and beloved member of our Rutgers family.
  • RUCOOL (Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership) Excellence Fund
    Supports Rutgers international leadership in building a global ocean observing capacity focused using new insights of how changes in the ocean affect human society.
  • SEBS Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Gifts to the endowment generate scholarships for student in perpetuity.
  • SEBS Educational Assistance Fund
    The Educational Assistance Fund supports students on a rolling basis when they need additional resources to continue their studies.


Thank you for making an impact for the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.