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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 UBRP Fund directly support our most financially-challenged UBRP students by providing them with paid, academic year research positions.

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” or “UBRP Endowment, 40-10-4740,” noted in the memo line. Checks may be sent 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 publication, a personal note from a student, and have access to a designated UBRP student host and 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, 2021 the following individuals and entities have contributed to UBRP and we are very, very grateful for the support!

Dr. Craig Aspinwall  •  Ms. Carol Arakaki  •  Mr. Jordan Barrows • Becton Dickinson & Company, Matching Gifts • Prof. Carol Bender • Dr. Amitava Bose • Dr. Margaret Briehl & Dr. Dennis Ray • Bright Funds Employee Giving & Matching • Ms. Elizabeth Camus (in memory of Gerald Camus) • Cisco Systems Foundation Matching Gifts Program • Mrs. Jennifer Cubeta • Dr. XinXin Ding  •  Mr. Richard Edelman & Mrs. Sharon Vogelsang • Eli Lilly & Company Foundation Matching Gifts • Dr. Nathan Ellis • Mr. Dennis & Mrs. Margaret Fried • Dr. Paul & Ms. Amy Gause • Dr. Vijay Gokhale • Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg • Ms. Emma Harrell • Ms. Margaret Hess • Ms. Victoria Howard • Dr. A. Teresa Isaias • Mr. Rohith Jayaram • Dr. David Johnson •  Dr. Christina Klein • Dr. Paul & Mrs. Kimberly Klekotka • Dr. Christina Kochel • Dr. John & Mrs. Nancy Koprowski • Ms. Lakshmy & Mr. Rama Krishnan • Dr. Gregory Lau • Ms. Marisa Lester • Mr. Albert Liu • Dr. Julie Miller • Mr. Michael Nelson and Ms. Kristin Nelson • Dr. Ravishankar Palanivelu • Mr. Rudolph Rodriguez • Dr. Daryn Stover • Ms. Anne Suzuki • Dr. Teri Suzuki & Mr. Oleg Lysyj  • Dr. John & Mrs. Sally Szivek  • Dr. Ronald Teed • Dr. Kenneth Teter • Dr. Marc Tischler & Ms. Jan Evans • Dr. Allison L. Titcomb (in memory of Rafe Sagarin) •   Ms. Cheryl K. Tomoeda (in honor of Margie Gudaitis Hess) • Dr. Sheldon Trubatch & Ms. Katharina Phillips • Ms. Rebecca Van Sickler • Mr. Ilya Vilinsky • Dr. Todd & Mrs. Toni Vanderah •  Dr. Karen Weihs • Dr. Kenneth Wertman & Dr. Barbara Caldwell • Dr. Guang Yao  • Dr. Jessica Yingling & Mr. Christopher Mahoney • Mr. Benjamin Zaepfel • Dr. Daniela Zarnescu