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Give to the Office for Undergraduate Research

At the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR), we believe that students who engage in research during their college careers are better prepared to address future unsolved problems and to assume important roles as enlightened citizens and leaders.

This belief is a major inspiration for our vision, which is a university where all undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in research.

A key aspect of fulfilling this vision rests in removing financial, social, and/or cultural barriers, so research can become a central feature of the undergraduate experience for all students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Therefore, our mission is to facilitate and enrich undergraduate research opportunities at Carolina.

So much of what we do depends on the generous support of our alumni and friends. Your donation directly helps us provide opportunities for undergraduates, creating the next generation of researchers who will change our future.

– Troy Blackburn, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research

Fund for Undergraduate Research (107342) – supports students engaging in undergraduate research under the mentorship of faculty.

Patricia J. Pukkila Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund (100220) – supports awards of at least $3,000 to enable undergraduate students to engage in research under the guidance of a faculty advisor during the summer. The fund honors the founding director of the Office for Undergraduate Research, Dr. Patricia J. Pukklla (1999-2013).

Endowment for Inquiry-Based UG Courses Taught with Graduate Research Consultants (104696) – provides stipend support for Graduate Research Consultants (GRCs) who assist faculty in embedding research experiences in undergraduate courses and helping undergraduate students in develop, execute, interpret, and communicate their research projects.