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OUR offers many programs and services designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research and mentored scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Our programs and services rely on the generous donations of individuals, external partners and grantors, and campus units. We greatly appreciate these contributions.

Jordan Bishop ’16, one of the OUR Ambassadors, participated in research on one of South America’s most active volcanoes. Watch the video to find out about his participation in undergraduate research.

Why donate?

I felt the thrill of discovering something that has never been realized before… I will continue to carry that excitement derived from my undergraduate research for the rest of my life…
—Undergraduate Biology major

The chance to do serious and top-quality research at the undergraduate level was a top priority and one of the deciding factors in my university choice…

—Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy major

I learned first-hand about an aspect of the public policy process that is hard to teach in the classroom—the actual transfer of knowledge from researchers to policymakers who can put that knowledge into practice…

—Undergraduate Economics major

I’ve learned…[to turn ideas] into a product, something with a place in the world and an effect… 

—Undergraduate Anthropology major

I will be forever thankful that [this SURF] helped me to find something that I want to pursue for the rest of my life…

—Undergraduate Chemistry major
Your gifts enable us to attract an energetic, intelligent, diverse, and passionate student body to Carolina, allow them to channel their considerable creative abilities toward meaningful inquiry and discovery, and prepare them for future roles as enlightened citizens and leaders. With your help, Carolina undergraduates will find that their curiosity leads them to transformative experiences that will provide continuing benefits to the students, to the University, and to society.

How to donate

Thank you for your interest in giving to UNC’s Office for Undergraduate Research. There are many ways in which you can make a tax-deductible contribution.

Online giving to OUR is easy and secure. Make an online gift now. Select “Fund for Undergraduate Research” or the “Patricia J. Pukkila Summer Undergraduate Research Fund” in the “Please Select a Fund” box.

By mail:
Checks can be mailed to
Office for Undergraduate Research
220 Graham Memorial, CB #2800
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2800

Gifts of stock or planned giving:
If you’re interested in making a gift of stock, want information on making a planned gift, or have questions about your gift, please contact Andre Williams, Associate Director of Development, at (919) 962-6358 or

Senior Class Challenge: If you are participating in the Senior Class Challenge, please consider a donation to the Office for Undergraduate Research.