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. Click anywhere within the "Please Select a Fund" box. Then select either of these funds:

  • Fund for Undergraduate Research (7342)
  • Patricia J. Pukkila Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund (0220)

By mail:

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 Mr. Michael Strader, Associate Director of Capital Gifts, at (919) 843-9853, or michael.strader@unc.edu.