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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.


CUR Dialogues 2015

Climbing the Ladder to Funding Success: Diverse Sources, Diverse Pathways

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.

February 19-21, 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

CUR Dialogues 2015 Program

Registration now OPEN! Click here to register

Early Registration Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014
Final Registration Deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015
**CUR Dialogues 2015 will begin at 4pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015 and will end around noon on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

There is an additional workshop for those who are interested called, Beyond the Basic: proposal Writing Workshop. It will begin at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 21st and end at noon on Sunday, February 22nd. There is an additional fee for this workshop.

Workshops and plenary sessions will:

• provide participants with information about grant opportunities in research and education, both new and ongoing; as well as current trends in higher education relevant to undergraduate research,
• assist faculty with strategies on optimizing their grant funding success, and
• foster faculty members’ grant preparation skills.

Participants will:

• meet in small groups and talk informally with program officers and grants management officers – National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense agencies, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund, American Education Research Association, and more;

• meet with other faculty and administrators who have met with success in grant funding; and

• network with other faculty and administrator colleagues to identify potential research collaborations.

In addition, CUR Dialogues provides a setting for funders to learn of the interests, needs, and concerns of researchers and educators relative to funding opportunities. CUR Dialogues have spawned many ideas for grant programs, and has helped agencies to refine their program guidelines.


Who should attend: Faculty at all career stages; undergraduate research directors; research and sponsored programs administrators; development and governmental affairs officers.


CUR Sponsored Conference Grants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is planning to offer a limited number of conference grants for individuals to attend the CUR Dialogues 2015 - Climbing the Ladder to Funding Success: Diverse Sources, Diverse Pathways. For more information on the conference grants and the application to submit, please visit: https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=159