Learning Through Research

Conferences & Events



CUR Dialogues

CUR Dialogues 2017 - Reigniting Research: Identifying and Pursuing Diverse Options
CUR Dialogues -  is designed to bring faculty and administrators to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders. Attendees will also have the chance to engage in several networking opportunities.

The 2017 institute will be held from February 16-18, 2017**, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA.  Information about our conference grant program will be posted soon.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

CUR Institutes


  • Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
  • Broadening Participation
  • Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities
  • Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs
  • Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research
  • Integrating Research into the Curriculum
  • Proposal Writing
  • Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences


Student Events

NCUR 2017

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
The University of Memphis is proud to welcome the 31st National Conference on Undergraduate Research to its campus, April 6-8, 2017.

Posters on the Hill Spring 2017

Application information - Deadline is November 4, 2016.  Application opened on September 7, 2016.  Applicants will be notified by early-February.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium 2016
The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to our fourth Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 23-24 at the Arlington Hilton in Arlington, Virginia. This conference will feature keynote presentations, presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU students, faculty, and administrators, and opportunities to meet with representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.

Other Conferences and Events

Pre-ISSOTL Conference 2016
Building on the successful meetings held prior to the ISSOTL conferences in Universite Laval (2014), Liverpool (2010), Milwaukee (2011), Hamilton, Canada (2012), and Raleigh (2013), the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will be again be offering a pre-conference symposium at the ISSOTL 2016 conference in Los Angeles, CA on October 12, 2016. For detailed information on the 2016 event, please visit the information page.
Undergraduate Research Program Directors (URPD) Conference 2017 - Undergraduate Research Collaborations 2017
Held in odd years, this event brings together those interested in creating and enhancing undergraduate research programs at the institutional level.  The conference is designed to help participants learn from each other and explore a variety of models and best practices related to undergraduate research. For more information, please visit the conference page.


Webinar Series

Check back soon for upcoming webinar offerings.  Previous titles are available in the webinar archive.


Cancellation Policy

In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.