CUR Fellows Awards Nominations
The Council on Undergraduate Research requests nominations for the CUR Fellows awards. The CUR Fellows awards are presented at the biennial Conference to two CUR members who have influenced undergraduate research through their own research, through scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and through demonstrated leadership activities. Each CUR Fellow also receives a Brian Andreen-CUR Student Research Fellowship to be awarded to a deserving undergraduate at his/her respective institution. Awardees play a major role in advancing undergraduate research by promoting discipline specific activities that may include the following:
- demonstrating a strong track record of scholarly and/or creative projects involving undergraduates;
- providing mentorship to undergraduate researchers, scholars, or artists, who have produced significant work in their fields;
- securing support for their work and for their students;
- spear-heading efforts to institutionalize undergraduate research on their campuses and across the nation, particularly through their involvement in CUR.
In sum, the CUR Fellows are leaders and role models for a broad range of faculty and students. Biographies of past CUR Fellows can be found by using the menu to the right.
Recognizing that significant and meaningful scholarly/creative activities with undergraduate students can take many forms, the following criteria will be considered by the selection committee:
- sustained involvement with undergraduates in research and creative activities;
- mentoring undergraduates whose work leads to peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, and/or juried performances/exhibits appropriate to the discipline;
- recognition received by undergraduate mentees (e.g. awards);
- publications and presentations about undergraduate research/creative activities;
- innovative approaches to mentoring undergraduates;
- extramural support for research/creative activities through grants, contracts, commissions, or fund-raising;
- admission of students to postgraduate and professional programs;
- postgraduate honors and recognition resulting from a student’s undergraduate research experience;
- engagement of varied student populations and backgrounds in undergraduate research/creative activities;
- incorporation of research/creative activities and experiences into courses, the overall curriculum, or the culture of undergraduate research on a campus;
- advocacy of undergraduate research on the home campus and beyond.
While self-nominations are not accepted, any member of CUR may nominate another CUR member for the CUR Fellows awards. A nomination consists of a two-page letter highlighting the nominee's contributions to all areas of undergraduate research. Additionally, a two-page CV of the nominee should be included. Although abbreviated, the CV should detail the nominee's contribution to undergraduate research/creative activity, ranging from mentoring undergraduate students with resulting publications and creative works to promoting undergraduate research beyond the local level. The letter and CV must be submitted to the CUR National Office as a single PDF document, uploaded via the following nomination website.
The deadline for nominations is December 10, 2012.