Learning Through Research

Conferences & Events



CUR Conference

Biennial Conference 2016

The 16th CUR Biennial Conference will be in June 26-28, 2016 at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

The 38th Annual Business Meeting will immediately precede the 2016 Biennial Conference.  Please click here for more details.



CUR Dialogues

CUR Dialogues 2016

CUR Dialogues 2016 is February 18-20, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


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 2016

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 North Carolina at Asheville is proud to welcome the 30th National Conference on Undergraduate Research to its campus.


Posters on the Hill Spring 2016

Application information - Deadline is November 4, 2015.  Application opens September 2, 2015.  Applicants will be notified by early-February.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium
The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to our fourth Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 25-26, 2015 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
Building on the successful meetings held prior to the ISSOTL conferences in 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 2014 conference at Universite Laval on October 22, 2014. For detailed information on the 2014 event, please visit the information page.
Undergraduate Research Program Directors Conference
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.