Learning Through Research

Enhanced Institutional Membership

Enhanced Institutional Membership

This membership allows any faculty member, student or staff member from your institution to join the Council on Undergraduate Research at no additional cost to the individual. Dues for this structure are based on your undergraduate student FTE. Dues are as follows:

  • Under 5,000 is $2,000
  • 5,001 to 10,000 is $3,000
  • over 10,000 is $4,000 
Benefits to the Institution:
•Unlimited individual memberships for your faculty, students and staff members at no cost to the individual.
•Keep up with inside information on government relations, funding opportunities and breaking news.    
•Access to the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers for Graduate School Recruitment ($1200 value).
•Enjoy Substantial Discounts.  Enhanced Institutional members receive the highest discount on CUR Institute Registration fees, CUR Meeting Registration fees, and also receive a discount on CUR consulting services.  Free access for up to 10 participants to CUR hosted webinars.
•Access to CUR's online archive of Webinar Recordings and materials
•Participation in the Posters on the Hill.  This highly competitive event brings 60 students with their faculty mentor each year to Washington D.C. to present their research on Capitol Hill. Membership is required for student-faculty teams to apply and the Enhanced Institutional membership allows any individual from your institution the ability to apply.
•Receive CUR Publications.  A copy of each publication in the 'how-to" series will be sent to all new institutional members. 
•Gain Public Notice.  Information about your institution that is also related to CUR's mission can be posted on CUR's website and printed in CUR publications.  CUR will also post press releases on your behalf to Newswise, a daily wire sent to over 4,000 journalists.
•Mentoring Service: Experienced faculty helping others along—this is the essence of CUR.  Individual members can be matched with someone close to their interests, with whom they can discuss job applications, grant applications, tenure documents...
•Subscriptions to the CUR Quarterly. You may select three individuals to receive paper copies of the CUR Quarterly. We will also send a complimentary copy to your Library. All other individual members will receive electronic subscriptions.
 
Direct benefits to the institutional member representatives include:
•An electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly
•Major discounts to attend CUR's National Conference and CUR Dialogues, both of which include workshops and opportunities to network with peers and representatives of funding agencies.  Free access to CUR hosted webinars.
•Access to information on funding opportunities, jobs, and other resources on the members' only portion of CUR's web site, in the monthly CUR E-newsletter and over CUR's listserv.  
•Eligibility to receive mentoring or pre-submission proposal reviews from colleagues in your discipline.
•The opportunity to develop and be recognized for leadership skills within the academic community by serving on CUR committees and on the General Council or participating in departmental consulting, speaking, and other leadership activities.

Should you have any questions regarding this membership, please contact the Director of Membership at curmember@cur.org or 202-783-4810x206.