The Undergraduate Research Fund provides UAB undergraduates with the resources to either purchase supplies and equipment that are necessary to advance their research efforts or to offset travel costs incurred when presenting research at academic and/or professional conferences. The UR Fund supports students of all disciplines.

Why Donate?

The best way to learn is to do! There has been extensive investigations on the educational benefits of undergraduates  conducting research. Students involved in research typically show greater gains in intellectual, professional and personal growth than those students who do not participate. Also, these students typically stay in school, graduate and attend graduate schools at higher rates than students who are not engaged. Research not only equips students with technical know-how, but also stimulates and sharpens problem solving and communication skills essential for success in graduate school and the professional world.

Your gifts make it possible for undergraduate students to learn at the highest level of understanding and acquire experience and skills necessary to be successful in today's very competitive economy.

As illustrated by the chart below that details student enrollment in undergraduate research courses, UAB students recognize and value the benefits of a research experience in the undergraduate education.


How to donate?

Thank you for supporting undergraduate research. To make an easy and secure contribution online go to Give to UAB's Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Under Gift Selection the drop-down menu will state Student Support
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page, the fund selected should be "Undergraduate Research Fund."
  • Next, choose the amount you would like to contribute.

Your contributions will enable current UAB students to learn from some of the world's most renown researchers and help UAB attract the best and brightest undergrads. Your donation is fully tax deductable and will help ensure UAB graduates have the skills and practical know-how to compete and suceed in today's global economy.

For questions about giving to UAB's Undergraduate Research Fund, please contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator.

Thanks for your support!