16 Easy Ways to Support the College of Science This Giving Day

Prepare for 24 hours of excitement and philanthropy at Northeastern University’s Giving Day—an event dedicated to rallying alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends in support of the university and the College of Science. This year marks the 7th annual celebration of Giving Day at Northeastern. 

What sets this day apart? Giving Day is a moment for the entire community to come together, showing their solidarity and pride in supporting the university’s mission. When you contribute on Giving Day, your donation goes even further, amplifying its impact as it unlocks additional contributions from generous benefactors through our timed challenges. Witness the progress unfold in real-time on our website.  

When does Giving Day occur? Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11. While most challenges and leaderboards will be activated on the day itself, you can participate in the Early Access giving period by making your donation now. If your schedule is packed on April 11, don’t worry—your contribution made beforehand will still count towards our Giving Day totals. 

Get a jumpstart on Giving Day with 16 ways that you can help support the College of Science!

The Advancing Women in Science Scholarship supports the endeavors of recipients, which in the past included working at an animal medical center or doing research on circadian rhythm biology. 

The Barnett Institute Anniversary Fund supports the general use and needs of the Barnett Institute. 

The Behavioral Neuroscience Program Fund supports student attendance at key industry conferences, including the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting and the Society for Affective Science Annual Meeting, as well as provides grants for student research projects. 

The Biochemistry Program Fund supports the priorities of the program, including faculty-mentored research, helping our students travel to present their work at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting (ASBMB), and access to cutting-edge technology. 

The COS Dean’s Fund helps support the existing and emerging priorities of the College of Science as articulated by the Dean. Currently, this fund promotes leadership in areas like diversity and inclusion, science entrepreneurship programs development, and access to global experiences. Learn how this fund is supporting valuable undergraduate research in London this summer. 

The COS Dean’s Scholarship the recipients of this scholarship will be selected by the Dean of the College of Science (or his or her designees). The Dean will determine the scholarship requirements to help recruit and retention students. 

The COS Co-op Support Fund benefits students who are working in non-paying or low-paying co-op positions by providing stipends, airfare and other travel costs, housing costs, and/or other expenses directly related to their participation. 

The COS Research Co-op Fund provides stipends for students who work in a non-paying or low-paying co-op in a College of Science faculty member’s laboratory and are engaged in scientific research. 

The COS Equity Action Program Fund provides student support such as tuition assistance, co-op support, undergraduate research, sponsorship, conference attendance, and other educational and career development opportunities. 

The Ocean Genome Legacy Endowed Fund supports the Ocean Genome Legacy which is a biorepository dedicated to creating a global biobank housing the DNA blueprints (genomes) of a broad cross-section of marine species. Our aim is to preserve and provide access to this global genomic legacy, to support understanding and protection of our planet’s greatest ecosystem. 


College of Science Department Funds support the departments’ priorities — providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable education and research opportunities alongside renowned faculty, conference participation and travel costs, and access to cutting-edge technology and lab equipment. 


When you choose to support the College of Science, you’re delivering an experiential education and developing the next generation of scientific leaders and their research. 

Thank you! 


Learn more about the College of Science Funds and this year’s challenges.