Giving to the Department of Physics and Astronomy
PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY have been central to the mission of Rutgers for 240 years.
Your gift to today’s Department of Physics and Astronomy enables us to conduct cutting-edge research and educate talented undergraduate and graduate students who will become the researchers, industry innovators, and government leaders of the future.
We invite you to make a gift and make a difference to Physics and Astronomy students and faculty by supporting one of the following dedicated annual funds:
- Chair's Fund: Supports undergraduate, graduate and faculty initiatives that promote academic excellence. Gifts are used for student and faculty research support as well as on-campus conferences, workshops, and public lectures.
- SALT Telescope Fund: Supports Rutgers’ ongoing partnership in a consortium of 13 government agencies, universities, and museums world-wide engaged in research utilizing the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere.
- Richard J. Plano Endowed Summer Research Internship: Supports internships for Physics majors to get much-valued summer research experiences in frontier Physics projects
Our vision for the future includes new endowed chairs, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, and program funds to strengthen our mission of research, education, and public outreach.