The Waksman Institute is supported by its endowment, research grants, gifts from private foundations and individuals, and the State of New Jersey. Your gift provides valuable resources to enhance research initiatives and increase student opportunities. Donors may choose to contribute either to the institute's operating budget, or to a specific initiative.


What to support

Contributions may be directed to a specific intitiaive:

  • Selman Waksman Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics 

Endowed Professorship

The highest honor the university can bestow upon faculty, endowed chairs enable Waksman to compete for scholars
who are in high demand around the country and the world.

Outreach Opportunities

Provides authentic research in microbiology and bioinformatics opportunities for local high school students and their biology teachers. 

  • Waksman Research Fund 

Research Opportunities - Fellowships, Seminars, and Academic Innovation

In contribution of our direct operating budget, your support enables the Institute to provide a host of opportunities, including lecturers and speakers from leading research institutions, scholarships and fellowships, to meet the immediate needs in academic innovation and fund undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.


Ways to give

Gifts to the Waksman Institute may be made:

  • Online: Make a Gift, using the secure Rutgers Foundation site  
  • By Mail: You can mail donations payable to Rutgers, The State University to the following address:

ATTN: Robert Rossi
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
190 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Should you have any questions, please review the FAQ. Thank you for your support.