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Your gift to FIU Tropics allows us to fulfill our commitment to tropical ecosystem conservation, scientific research, education and outreach. Together we will generate lasting global impacts.

Make a Difference, Invest in the Future.

With a growing world population, balancing the demands for resources if at the core of our mission. We are passionate about training the next generation of scientists and conservation decision makers.

Immediate Needs


Our greatest asset is our students. The vast majority dream to use their education to not only change their personal lives, but also to create or catalyze positive changes in the world.

  • $30K supports student scholarships for non-credit, field courses.
  • $50K funds graduate student research fellowships; graduate student competition for research and travel. Support for the Tropical Conservation Internship for a year.
  • $100K: supports a PhD student for 3 years.


Your contribution will assist with our research efforts, particularly with expeditions and surveys of tropical ecosystems, bycatch assessments and mitigation projects.

  • $30K supports visiting scientist travel and lodging costs and research materials for international projects.
  • $100K funds a research collecting expedition.
  • $500K supports the upgrade and expansion of the FIU greenhouse or the Organic Garden.
  • $1M grows an endowment for a professorship.


We are committed to generating a positive impact in our local communities as well as those where our research takes place.

  • $30K funds teacher training workshops.
  • $50K supports capacity-building projects in developing nations.
  • $100K supports local sustainable agriculture efforts.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the amazing work that we do.

In Person

Reach out and learn more about how you can help us build the future. Call 305-348-4349 or contact our Advancement Team.

By Mail

Send a check or money order made payable to the FIU Foundation, Inc. with our name in the note/memo to:

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, CASE 450
Miami, FL 33199


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Leave Your Legacy

Make a difference that will last a lifetime. Endowed funds raise the level of FIU Tropics scientific, academic, and research excellence to the next tier of distinction.