Understanding learning and memory is one of the greatest challenges of our time

Gifts and Giving

Thank you for your interest in supporting the UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Your philanthropy is very important and allows us to fulfill our mission in understanding the brain mechanisms that underlie learning and memory and using this knowledge to impact society by improving brain health, education, creating new technology, and reducing the burden of neurological disease.

We rely heavily on the generosity of private donors to 1) build and operate our laboratories; 2) pursue high-risk high-reward cutting edge research in its preliminary stages, 3) fund our scientific conferences and seminars; and 4) support graduate student and postdoctoral training.

We look forward to working with you to ensure that your contribution meets your philanthropic vision. Click on the buttons below to donate online. Gifts may also be made by mail: Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA 92697-3800

UCI CNLM is one of the featured areas of the UCI Brilliant Future Campaign. To find out more about how UCI is impacting our students, our community and our world, read the UCI CNLM Brilliant Future Case Statement.

There Are Various Ways to Support the CNLM

Friends of the CNLM

The Friends of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is the Center's official support group. The purpose of the Friends group is to support various priorities including pursuing high-risk, high-reward research, purchasing or developing new state-of-the-art technologies, and supporting graduate student and post doctoral training.

Director's Excellence Program

The Director's Excellence Program supports the Director's highest priority projects including purchase of new cutting edge equipment, funding innovative research projects and recruiting the world's brightest neuroscientists.

High Impact Research Program

The High Impact Research Program supports innovative high-risk, high-reward research. This is the kind of research that has the potential to accelerate transformational, rather than incremental discovery.

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program supports the students of the CNLM. The funds supports the Irvine Summer Institute in Neuroscience and other training programs in the CNLM, as well as awards given each year to support research and training of the next generation of neuroscientists.

Legacy Society

If you would like to make the CNLM part of your estate planning, please contact Mr. Roland Ho (949-824-6454) in the UCI Office of Planned Giving and Inquire about the UCI Legacy Society. Click to learn more. 

Community Outreach Fund

The Community Outreach Fund supports programs including the Irvine Brain Bee, public lectures at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Brain Awareness Week activities, the Southern California Youth Neuroscience Association, the CNLM Ambassador Program, as well as scholarships for the summer Brain Camp.

If you have questions about giving to the CNLM please contact Ms. Manuella Yassa, Director of Outreach and Education at or 949.824.5193.