David H. Hubel Memorial Fund for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research
The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience honors the memory of David H. Hubel with this fund to support undergraduate involvement in neuroscience research. Established by a gift from Dr. Hubel's family, money from this fund will be used to:
- Sponsor travel awards for undergraduates to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
- Establish a competitive summer research scholarship for undergraduate neuroscience research
Would you like to make a contribution? If you'd like to leave condolences or a personal remembrance of David Hubel, please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Option 1: Mail a check directly to the FUN treasurer. Make the check payable to "Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience" and note the David H. Hubel fund in the memo.
Kurt R. Illig, FUN Treasurer
Biology Department, OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2110 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Option 2: Donate via CauseVox or directly through PayPal. You do not need to register for an account on this website, nor on PayPal. Once you click the Donate button you will be prompted for an amount. On that page, look for the link "Continue" to make the donation without using a PayPal account.
About David H. Hubel
David H. Hubel was a giant in the field of neuroscience, a gifted teacher, and a talented musician, a skilled carpenter and craftsman, a devoted husband, and a loving father. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1981 for his groundbreaking collaboration on the visual system with Torsten Wiesel (co-awarded to Roger Sperry). He taught innumerable undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs, and had spent the past five years of his life teaching a freshman seminar at Harvard University. "David was one of the most charming and disarming teachers" remembers friend and collaborator Bevil Conway. "He approached you and the classroom with a familiarity and a gentleness that invited you to learn what was going on." He passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his sons Paul, Carl, and Eric, and four grandchildren. For more on the life and work of David Hubel see this obituary or his Nobel biography.
Additional information about the fund:
- The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary study neuroscience on the undergraduate level. Donations to FUN are tax-deductible. The bylaws for FUN are here.
- FUN is an all volunteer operation. Online payments incur a processing fee of 4.7% (2.5% to CauseVox, 2.2% to PayPal). Except for that fee, however, all donations to the fund will be used exclusively for student travel awards and stipends (donations made by check incur no fee).
- FUN was founded in 1991. It publishes the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, founded a national honor society for undergraduate neuroscience majors, organizes a yearly poster session for undergraduate neuroscience at the annual SFN meeting, sponsors regular pedagogy of neuroscience workshops, manages an equipment-loan program for undergraduate neuroscience research, organizes travel awards for undergraduate students attending the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and more.
- Donations to the fund will be used in part to advance and sustain FUN's undergraduate travel award program. A list of past winners is available here.
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