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Thank you for your commitment to furthering the study of religion in a public university.

Private donors sustain the Department’s mission of teaching, research, and service.  We rely on the generous support of our many friends and alumni to pursue this important work.

Your gift directly contributes to the success and advancement of the students and faculty of UNC’s Department of Religious Studies.

Religious Studies receives tax-deductible donations through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Show Your Support


Making an online, tax-deductible gift to Religious Studies is simple and secure.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT                                    The Department of Religious Studies Fund

The Department of Religious Studies Fund (101331) supports our mission as a leader in religious studies research and scholarships, including resources for faculty, students, and staff, visiting speakers and conferences, and public conversations about religion in the contemporary world.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT                                  The Professor Bernard Boyd Graduate Fellowship Fund

The Professor Bernard Boyd Graduate Fellowship Fund (107454) commemorates one of UNC Chapel Hill’s great teachers and public intellectuals, and it promotes excellence in undergraduate teaching by graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT                                    The Robert Miller Graduate Student Excellence Fund

The Robert Miller Graduate Student Excellence Fund (105550) honors an exceptional academic editor and provides support for our graduate students to present their research in scholarly venues and conferences across the country and around the world.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT                                  The Professor William Peck Fund for Graduate Student Excellence

The Professor William Peck Fund for Graduate Student Excellence (104379) honors the decades of contribution to UNC Chapel Hill by the much-loved Prof. Peck, and it funds an award each year for a graduate student in our department who excels in the undergraduate classroom.

By Check

Please note in the “memo” section of your check that your gift is intended for the Religious Studies Department, designation number 101331. Direct your donation to the following address:

UNC-Arts & Sciences Foundation
523 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Scholarships, Fellowships, And Professorships

For information about creating scholarshipsfellowships, and professorships in the Department of Religious Studies, please contact Kathryn Banas, Associate Director of Development at the Arts and Sciences Foundation. You may reach her at or at 919.843.2745.

Thank you for supporting Religious Studies at UNC!