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Friday, February 08, 2013 - Sunday, February 10, 2013

Institute for Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences

All Day Event

Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL , 32723


Visit the institute main page for additional information.

This workshop will bring together teams of three to five faculty members and administrators engaged in enhancing undergraduate research opportunities at their home institutions, focusing on undergraduate research as faculty development, student-based inquiry and institutional support structure. The three days will consist of plenary lectures presented by facilitators associated with CUR interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors. Faculty and administrators from disciplines throughout the social sciences and humanities will spend the weekend discussing models of undergraduate research, mentorship and collaboration; what "research" and "mentorship" mean in different disciplines in the social sciences and humanities; assessing the value of undergraduate research; and means of augmenting funding for undergraduate research internally and externally.

Teams typically consist of at least one academic administrator, one or more department chairs, and several interested faculty members. To apply for the Institute, please click on the link below and complete the on-line application. Questions may be addressed to the CUR National Office (cur@cur.org or 202-783-4810x204). Enrollment is limited so apply early; Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

A $50.00 application fee is due at the time of application. Should you be accepted to attend the Institute, your application fee will be applied to your tuition fees. In the event that CUR does not accept your application, the $50.00 application fee will be refunded. Should you withdraw your application or elect not to participate in the Institute, the $50.00 application fee will be forfeited. An application fee must be paid for each individual on the team. In the event that team members are changed, the application fee may be transferred. Should a team member drop out, their application fee will be forfeited.

Upon notification of acceptance, CUR will invoice your institution for the amount of $675 per accepted participant (CUR Institutional Members) or $925 (non-CUR Institutional Members). If you are not sure whether your school is an institutional member please refer to the list of institutional members by clicking here or contact CUR's Membership Coordinator. A $50.00 credit will appear on your invoice for any application fees received. The registration fee includes all sessions, materials, and meals (Friday evening through Sunday noon).

All tuition and housing fees are due thirty calendar days prior to the start of the institute. To guarantee that a place is held, payment for the institute must be received in the National Office by this date, unless prior arrangements are made with the National Office. Participants that have not paid may be dropped from registration, unless payment arrangements have been made with the National Office. In the event that a participant is dropped from registration, the application fee will not be refunded.

Should your team need to cancel or any individual member of the team cancel, the National Office must receive written notice of the cancellation thirty calendar days prior to the start of the Institute. In the event of a cancellation application fees will not be refunded. Cancellations received before the cancellation date will not be held responsible for registration fees, however the application fee will not be refunded. Participants canceling after this date will be responsible for the full registration 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. Ask your travel agent about it.

As a part of the Institute application, please provide a one paragraph narrative statement. This statement may describe any information you deem relevant to assist in the selection process. In particular, you should include the following:

  • A description of what you see as the future of undergraduate research at your institution.
  • What outcomes you hope to realize through participation in the CUR Institute.
  • A description of why particular members of your team were chosen to participate.

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