Support Our Research
Please support the important activities of the Byrd Center. There are several funds described below to which you might make a contribution. To make an online donation, please click on the fund of interest below:
Our current ice storage freezers maintain the collection of ice cores recovered from glaciers around the world at –30ºF. These freezers have been in operation since 1989 and are currently at capacity. A recent feasibility study conducted by SHP Leading Design recommends renovation of the existing freezers as well as the phased addition of 4 freezers that will utilize more modern technologies and efficiencies. This will help OSU meet its sustainability goals while supporting world class research. Directed by Drs. Lonnie G. Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson.
This fund supports the climate communication capabilities, information services, education and outreach, and research of the State Climate Office of Ohio, a collaborative venture of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Department of Geography. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.
To support Byrd Center education and outreach activities, including tour groups, events and activities hosted at the Byrd Center and visits by faculty, staff and students to give presentations at local schools. Directed by Jason Cervenec.
Established December 6, 1985, by the Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Foundation. Income provides fellowships to those pursuing advanced studies in either Arctic or Antarctic research. Directed by Michele Cook.
Supports education and outreach activities of the Polar Rock Repository. Directed by Dr. Anne Grunow.
Supporting STEM education for co-ed youth who form teams that “research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design” through BPCRC FIRST LEGO League teams. FIRST = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology (http://www.firstinspires.org/). Funds used toward costs of annual team registration, LEGO robotics, competition board, software, team research materials and supplies. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.
Supports global climate change research, includes all aspects of ongoing research at BPCRC and may be used for travel, laboratory analysis, page or publication charges, and research facility usage. Directed by Jason Cervenec.
For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Environmental Change Group research. This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.
Donations will support enhancement and preservation of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program Collection. Visit our Polar Archives website for more information.
Supports ongoing Byrd Center research needs: hosted workshops/conferences and Polar Library acquisitions. Directed by Byrd Center administration.
Established February 2, 2007 with gifts from the Byrd Polar Research Center, Alma and James Chaney, and numerous others in memory of Dr. E. Richard (Rick) Toracinta; used to provide annual scholarship awards to graduate students studying atmospheric science with preference given to students specializing in severe weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes), polar meteorology or polar climatology. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.
Supports general undergraduate research (travel, fieldwork and laboratory expenses) in climate/environmental/physical science research endeavors consistent with the mission of BPCRC. Directed by Byrd Center administration.
To support the scientific research of the Byrd Center Ice Core Paleoclimat Research Group. Provides support for ice core drilling projects, ice core analyses, student participation in the research, and long term storage of the ice. Directed by Drs. Lonnie G. Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson.
This fund will support scholarly and research activities of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Meteorology Group. Funds will be used for staff travel, page charges, personnel, student support and supplies. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.
Support for students, researchers (current students, visiting researchers and postdocs) to perform paleoclimatological, glacialogical and environmental Alpine related research. This includes salary, travel, research supplies and field related expenses. Directed by Byrd Center administration.
Provides support for SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) activities and functions that run through the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center as directed by Professor Terry J. Wilson.
For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Dynamics Group research. This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Ian Howat.
Supports the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Global Hydrology and Remote Sensing Group headed by Dr. Durand. This includes salary, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Mike Durand.
Provides support to scholars studying the history of polar exploration. This fellowship may provide stipend, travel and other scholarly support and must include onsite research in the collections of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Archives. Directed by Laura Kissel.
Alternatively, donations can also be sent via check to the Byrd Center or the OSU Development Office. Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221