Alumni members chat with each other during our Department's annual alumni event.


Your generous support enables us to support many of our activities, including graduate student support, undergraduate programs, faculty development, and program and special initiatives.

Give to KU Chemistry

While the pandemic has changed the way KU delivers a world-class education, our Chemistry students and faculty continue to passionately pursue their goals to advance discovery and change the world. Your support of KU Chemistry is always needed, but even more important right now.

Scholarship support helps make a KU degree possible for students from underrepresented minority populations. Support for research advances great ideas and helps find answers to complex questions. Faculty support provides a lift for those working hard to teach, mentor, and do research in an exceptionally difficult budget environment. We welcome your support of the department and appreciate your investment in KU Chemistry. 

Through your support, we are able to maintain and support the following activities: 

  • Incentives to attract the very best students 
  • Summer support for incoming students 
  • Support to attend conferences 
  • Awards recognizing achievement 
  • Support for graduate student recruiting 
  • Professional development programs 
  • Summer research support (REU) 
  • CHEM SCHOLARS program 
  • Awards recognizing student achievement 
  • Over 20 different scholarship programs 
  • Support to attend conferences 
  • Named professorships
  • Matching funds for grant proposals 
  • New faculty support 
  • Infrastructure support 
  • Support for conference attendance 
  • Collaborative projects & new initiatives
  • Community outreach 
  • Carnival of chemistry 
  • Named lectureships 
  • Alumni outreach 
  • Special events and local conferences