Projects & Services
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers consulting and mentoring services to individuals, academic departments, divisions, and entire campuses. We provide these services by calling upon academic professionals who share our vision and goals, and who have thought deeply about undergraduate education. Our 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. We provide these services by calling upon academic professionals who share our vision and goals, and who have thought deeply about undergraduate education. Our faculty and administrative reviewers are experienced in visiting academic institutions where they listen to you and provide the help you need.
The Council on Undergraduate Research proudly announces the CUR Fellows Awards Program, a program to honor deserving faculty and to celebrate undergraduate research.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the Goldwater Scholars Program announce the CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. This annual award will honor one exceptional faculty mentor, who has exhibited outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in the field of science, mathematics, or engineering.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Mentor Network matches individuals seeking information about starting, sustaining, or re-initiating undergraduate research programs to experienced, tenured CUR faculty. Those requesting mentors may be newly hired faculty as well as graduate students and post-doctoral 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 Council on Undergraduate Research Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is one tool that undergraduate students can use to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate 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. Currently 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.