We can’t solve all the world’s problems at once. But with your help, Southern Research can continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in a number of pivotal fields. Our annual Change Campaign raises money for three critical research areas at SR: cancer research, environmental science, and neuroscience. And with you alongside us, we can turn those groundbreaking discoveries into life-changing advancements for all humankind.






Since our cancer research began in 1946, SR’s scientists have saved countless lives by developing critical cancer-fighting chemotherapy techniques, discovering seven FDA approved anticancer drugs, and evaluating half of all cancer drugs currently on the market. Our researchers continue to build on this rich legacy, exploring promising methods to attack cancer through new treatment targets, ways to activate the immune system to kill tumor cells, and a pipeline of potentially life-changing new cancer drugs. By supporting the Change Campaign, you can help bring us closer to innovative therapies to combat colorectal, pancreatic, and brain cancer — among so many others — all while providing hope to families affected by this devastating disease.




Imagine plentiful, easy access to clean energy from sustainable sources. Imagine renewable, environmentally responsible alternatives to petroleum-derived chemicals. Our scientists are working to turn that imagination into reality. SR is working to preserve the environment and our quality of life, finding new, better ways to clean our water, store energy efficiently, and safely turn substances like carbon dioxide, coal, and waste biomass into the materials of our daily lives. Your donation to the Change Campaign will support these critical advances that will benefit all of humanity and make our planet a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live.



Neurodegenerative diseases and disorders like ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, and depression are affecting more and more people — and yet treatment options remain largely unknown. Many of us know someone with an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, and while we can see the disease affecting a person’s personality and ability to perform everyday tasks, it can be hard to understand what’s happening and why. Funding is crucial to keep making critical, significant discoveries in neuroscience. Your support of the Change Campaign will allow our team of neuroscientists to expand their research and move potential treatments for these heartbreaking diseases and disorders closer to the patients who need them.