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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 collaborate with others to improve our world and to become tomorrow’s leaders.

This belief inspires the OUR’s 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.

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.

– Robert Pleasants, Ph.D., Director, Office for Undergraduate Research

Giving Opportunities

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 $4,000 to enable undergraduate students to engage in summer research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. 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. These courses are integral in supporting the Research & Discovery requirement of the Ideas in Action curriculum.

The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) receives tax-deductible donations through the Arts and Sciences Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you prefer to send a check, please note in the “memo” section that your gift is intended for the Office for Undergraduate Research. Donations can be sent to the following address:

UNC-Arts & Sciences Foundation
Buchan House
523 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

For more information about creating scholarships, fellowships, and awards in OUR through a gift, pledge, or planned gift, please contact André Williams, Director of Development at the Arts and Sciences Foundation: or 919.962.6183