Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. In recent years, our department has seen its share of financial challenges - such as state budget cuts that have made it increasingly more difficult to meet the demands of our department. Despite these challenges, we are working hard to maintain and improve our programs. We need additional support for our seminar programs, scientific research forums, and networking events for our student and postdoctoral trainees. We also need support to fund our student and postdoctoral stipends and named endowed professorships, to help us spread our grant research dollars farther and to maintain our outstanding educational and research programs. Your gifts are tax deductible, and importantly, highly appreciated -- thank you for your generosity!
PRE AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships to support our pre and postdoctoral trainees are one of the most effective methods to contribute to the overall quality and breadth of training and development our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows receive. A $50,000 fellowship will fund a pre or postdoctoral fellow for one year, and typically provide support for stipend/salary, travel grants, memberships into scientific societies, and additional resources for research efforts. Donors may choose to fund a fellowship for any period of time from one year or through the full training period of a fellow (typically 5-6 years). To recognize a donor’s investment into the career development of our trainees, naming opportunities for fellowships are also available.
RESEARCH SUPPORT: Research in our department is a driving vehicle in growing the quality and renown of our graduate program. Unrestricted funds in any amount are welcome to enhance and support the research and educational activities of our faculty and trainees. Gifts may be designated to individuals or groups affiliated with the Department.
CHAIR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND: The Biochemistry and Biophysics Chair's Discretionary Fund is an extremely valuable source of funds for our department, permitting flexible, timely, and effective responses to the challenges of maintaining a leading teaching and research environment. It directly supports many important initiatives (such as our seminar programs) that are unique to our department and have a wide-ranging impact on our faculty, trainees, staff, and greater community. Gifts of any amount are welcome and is an excellent way for a sustainable donor to partner with us and impact our success.
How to Give
ONLINE - UNC’s online giving portal is a secure and convenient way to donate to our Chair's Discretionary Fund. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO MAKE YOUR GIFT: http://giving.unc.edu/gift/mfbb
CHECK or IN PERSON - Interested in donating to a specific funding category such as providing a named student or postdoctoral fellow stipend, a named professorship, or to exclusively supporting a specific event, please contact Amanda Chang, Development and Communications Director.
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