The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research has flourished through support from the UNH Classes of 1952, 1959, and 1962, the UNH Parents Association, and the generosity of private benefactors such as the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the Rogers Family Foundation, Mrs. Elizabeth Knowles, Mrs. Patricia Bell, Mrs. Helen Hepler Clapp and family, Mrs. Dorothy P. O' Neil, Dr. Kenneth Manning, Mrs. Patricia Flowers, and Mr. Dana Hamel.

Currently, 100% of the funding for undergraduate research awards and fellowships comes from donor gifts.