Help us rise to the challenge!

to boost summer undergraduate research in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Stauffer Charitable Trust Challenge Grant A Project of Academics

In 2013, the Chemistry Department at University of the Pacific was awarded a $500,000 challenge from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust to enhance the research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. The grant will match donations of any amount on a 1:1 basis over the course of a five-year period to create a $1 million John Stauffer Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Department is determined to provide research opportunities for its students so that their practical skills will improve, and they will compete favorably in the job market after graduation. With chemistry being the second largest major in the College of Pacific, student interest in conducting research far exceeds the availability of resources to fund stipends and equipment. Once the endowment is fully funded, it will provide 10 undergraduate students with research scholarships in perpetuity.

We hope you will join us to help more Pacific undergraduates have the opportunity to enhance their education with summer research in chemistry and biochemistry, thanks to the $500,000 challenge grant.

For more information, please contact Jimilynn Dorough, Assistant Dean for Advancement for the College of the Pacific at 209.946.2869.


$410,200 Raised
82% towards $500,000 Goal

Supported by 42 Donations:

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    Anonymous '93
    Honoring the memory of Silvio Rodriguez.
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  • Tiffany L.
    Cheers to an amazing 3 years at Pacific, with ΑΧΣ and the Chemistry Department! (: