Learning Through Research

Projects & Services

Projects & Services

 
 
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers consulting and mentoring services to individuals, academic departments, divisions, and entire campuses. CUR provides these services by calling upon academic professionals who share CUR's vision and goals, and who have thought deeply about undergraduate education. CUR's faculty and administrative consultants, program reviewers, meeting facilitators, and mentors are experienced in visiting academic institutions where they listen to you and provide the help you need.
 
 
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Program Review Committee offers review services to academic departments, divisions, and schools or colleges. CUR provides these services by calling upon academic professionals who share CUR's vision and goals, and who have thought deeply about undergraduate education. CUR's faculty and administrative reviewers are experienced in visiting academic institutions, listening to your needs, and providing the help you need.
 
 
The CUR Fellows Awards Program honors deserving faculty and celebrates undergraduate research.
 
 
The annual CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award honors exceptional faculty mentors who have exhibited outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in science, mathematics, or engineering.
 
 
The CUR Mentor Network matches individuals seeking information about starting, sustaining, or reinitiating undergraduate research programs to experienced, tenured CUR faculty. Those requesting mentors may be newly hired faculty as well as graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Established faculty who are interested in starting or restarting a research program or moving in a new direction may also request a mentor. For interested faculty, a list of possible mentors will be provided based on mentoring needs, discipline, institutional similarities, and/or regional proximity depending on the individual’s preferences. Please note that the individual requesting a mentor must be a CUR individual member.
 
 
The CUR Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is one tool that undergraduate students can use to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree. The registry facilitates "matchmaking" between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high-quality students who are well prepared for research. The registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.
 
 
CUR’s Speakers Bureau features diverse speakers and topics. A complete listing can be found by clicking on the above link. The Bureau provides an opportunity for institutions to host visits from individuals who can talk first-hand about the high caliber science being conducted at primarily undergraduate research programs. These are speakers who can share their experience, insights, and excitement with a broad audience.