Calls for 2021-2022 Nominations

Want to get more involved in CUR? Serving as a CUR leader on the executive board or as a division councilor gives you the opportunity to be directly involved in shaping CUR’s future and leading the way with undergraduate research. You will have a voice moving forward the mission and vision of CUR. Are you ready?

CUR is announcing a call for nominations for the following executive board and division councilor leadership positions: 

President-Elect – Executive Board

CUR seeks nominees for President-Elect for the CUR Executive Board. Nominees for President-Elect must have completed at least one 3-year term as CUR Councilor and have an active CUR membership.  Additionally, the position requires prior service as division chair, an officer on the Executive Board, or another leadership role within CUR that has provided a broad perspective on the organization. You should be very familiar with the current Council business and CUR’s strategic plan, and be prepared to provide leadership on these initiatives. Find out the eligibility requirements and how to nominate, here. 

General Representative (1) – Executive Board

The Executive Board continues to seek nominations of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences for the position of General Representative to the Executive Board. Especially encouraged are candidates from organizations that directly support CUR’s strategic plan and initiatives at the national level. Candidates need not be members of CUR at the time of nomination but must have experience in public or private entities with missions aligned with that of CUR and become members if elected. This position is not self-nominated. A colleague must nominate candidates. Learn more about the eligibility and the nomination process, here. 

Council Representatives (3) – Executive Board

The Executive Board continues seeks nominations for three candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences for the position of Council Representative to the Executive Board. Nominees for Council Representative must be a current Councilor with an active CUR membership.  Nominees are sought who have completed at least one term as Councilor, had prior leadership experience (either within CUR or on your own campus), and demonstrate active participation in Council business. Learn more about the eligibility and the nomination process, here. 

CUR Division Councilor

CUR seeks members willing to serve as Division Councilors. Nominees for CUR Division Councilor must have an active CUR membership, a demonstrated commitment to CUR’s goals, and the time and interest to serve the larger CUR community. Although most successful nominees for Councilor have been members for a minimum of three years, those new to the organization are also encouraged to nominate themselves. The Council seeks nominees who fully represent the undergraduate research community, so attention is paid to diversity with respect to institutional type, area of specialization, identity, and geographic location. There are 13 divisions in CUR. In order to self-nominate, you must have declared your primary division via your profile. Find out more about eligibility requirements and the nominations process, here.

Nominations will be accepted for all of the above positions until November 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to or call (202) 783-4810. 

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.