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The Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) gives University of Arizona undergraduate students the opportunity to work towards becoming world-class researchers and professionals by becoming involved in research with top-notch UA science professors.  Students participate in hands-on mentored, self-directed work, allowing them to contribute to advancing scientific knowledge early in their careers.

For over 30 years, UBRP has enabled the best and brightest undergraduate students to hone their critical thinking and problems solving skills, launching them to become successful scientists, engineers, physicians, and allied health professionals who make a positive difference to society.


Why give to UBRP?

YOUR DONATION TO UBRP FURTHER ADVANCES SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE!  By supporting UBRP’s bright, young student researchers you contribute to creating tomorrow’s cadre of dedicated scientists, engineers, and physicians who contribute to improving the quality of life for all.  Donations to the UBRP Endowment will sustain UBRP for future students, and donations to the Greatest Needs for UBRP Fund directly support our most financially-challenged UBRP students by providing them with paid, academic year research positions.  Contributions to the Biology Research Abroad: Vistas Open! (BRAVO!) program provide opportunities for young scientists to conduct research abroad and form international collaborations through a 10- to 12-week summer experience.  Donations to BRAVO! can made online by clicking here.

Ways to give:

The University of Arizona is taking campus-wide precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff in light of the current COVID-19 situation. With many individuals working remotely, we encourage you to make your gift online. If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to the University of Arizona Foundation with your gift designation (“UBRP Fund, 20-10-0426,” “UBRP Endowment, 40-10-4740,” or "BRAVO! 20-10-3192") noted in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to University of Arizona Foundation, 1111 N. Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0109.

The University of Arizona Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, and your gifts are tax deductible.

Friends of UBRP

Each year, donors contributing $250 or more to either fund will become members of Friends of UBRP. These donors receive a yearly student highlight, a personal note from a student, and are offered reserved seating at the keynote talk at the annual UBRP Conference.




Estate Planning

There are many ways to support UBRP, but when you include us in your long-term estate and financial plans, you are ensuring that we can continue enhancing undergraduate education through access to mentored, self-directed research for years to come. If you are interested in how you can leave your legacy or discussing gifting options that may have beneficial tax implications, please contact Susan Kaleita, Senior Associate Director of Development, at or (520) 621-4090.


Thank you, donors!

Since January 1, 2022 the following individuals and entities have contributed to UBRP and BRAVO! and we are very, very grateful for the support!

American Online Giving Foundation  •  Amgen Foundation  •  Ms. Carol Arakaki  •  Dr. Craig Aspinwall & Ms. Catherine Aspinwall  •  Prof. Carol Bender  •  Dr. John Biebelhausen & Ms. Amanda Biebelhausen  •  Ms. Elizabeth Bondy  •  Dr. Amitava Bose & Ms. Barbara Bose  •  Dr. Margaret Briehl & Dr. Dennis Ray  •  Dr. Melanie Brucks (in honor of Richard Snodgrass)  •  Dr. Nicole Buan  •  Dr. Gail Burd & Dr. John Hildebrand  •  Ms. Elizabeth Camus  •  Compris Vineyard & Dr. David Bellows  •  Dr. Rita Cook & Dr. Robert Cook  •  Mrs. Jennifer Cubeta  •  Mr. Richard Edelman & Mrs. Sharon Vogelsang  •  Eli Lilly & Company Foundation Matching Gifts  • Dr. John Enemark & Mrs. Mary Enemark  •  Dr. Zhen Fan  •  Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger  •  Mrs. Margaret Fried & Mr. Dennis Fried •  Dr. Vijay Gokhale  •  Ms. Emma Harrell  •  Mr. Bosun Hau & Dr. Anne Chung    Dr. A. Teresa Isaias  •  Mr. Rohith Jayaram  •  Dr. David Johnson  •  Dr. Paul Klekotka & Mrs. Kimberly Klekotka  •  Dr. Christina Kochel  •  Ms. Marisa Lester  •  Mr. Jeffrey LoCascio & Ms. Danielle LoCascio •  Mr. Oleg Lysyj & Dr. Teri Suzuki  •  Mr. Brian Massey & Dr. Megan O’Meara  •  Ms. Verma Miera   •  Dr. Maiya Morrison  •  Dr. Michael Nelson & Ms. Kristin Nelson  •  Dr. Michele O’Shea  •  Dr. Marissa Pantastico-Caldas & Mr. John Caldas  •  Dr. Hardeep Phull  •  Dr. Larry Reed  •  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Matching Gifts  •  Dr. James Sherman  •  Dr. Chris Smillie  •  Mr. Robert Smith  •  Dr. Jennitte Stevens  •  Dr. Daryn Stover  •  Mr. Benjamin Super & Mrs. Jill Lieberman-Super  •  Dr. John Szivek & Mrs. Sally Szivek  •  Ms. Samantha Szuter  •  Ms. Decemna Tang  •  Dr. Ronald Teed  •  Dr. Kenneth Teter  •  Mx. Anna Trieller  • Mr. Dale Vernon  •  Dr. Ilya Vilinsky  •  Mr. Dana Weant & Dr. Melanie De Boer  •  Mr. Doug Wellington & Mrs. Andrea Jeffers Wellington  •  Dr. Guang Yao  •  Dr. Jessica Yingling & Mr. Christopher Mahoney  •  Mr. Benjamin Zaepfel