Learning Through Research

CUR Conference Grants

2018 CUR Conference Grants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of conference grants for individuals to attend either CUR Dialogues 2018 on February 15-17, 2018, in Arlington, VA (outside Washington, DC), or the CUR Conference on July 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC.
Applications for grants to attend CUR Dialogues 2018 are due by December 15, 2017.
Applications for grants to attend the CUR Conference are due by March 15, 2018.
Nominees are asked to provide contact and demographic information, a statement of estimated expenses, a statement describing financial need, and a statement on expected outcomes from attending the conference. Historically underrepresented institutions[1], first-time attendees, and those demonstrating financial need will be given priority. CUR will review all applications and will work to ensure awardees represent a diverse group, specifically across discipline and geographic location. Our organization is very interested in bringing individuals to our conference who have experience in broadening participation in undergraduate research and working with diverse student populations at different types of institutions but who have not attended or could not afford to attend a CUR event previously.
Awardees will receive the conference grant as a rebate after their confirmed participation in the conference and the proper submission of reimbursement paperwork. As CUR members receive additional discounts on registration, awardees are expected to be or to become CUR members at the enhanced institutional, institutional, or individual level.
A list of information required for submission can be found below:
  • Contact information, including name, address, institution, email, phone number;
  • Past participation history;
  • A statement on what you wish to gain from your attendance at the conference;
  • A statement of estimated expenses;
  • A statement demonstrating financial need for attending the conference;
  • Other travel awards you have received for the conference;
  • Demographic information, including:
    • Underrepresented groups
    • Discipline
[1] Please note historically underrepresented groups are as defined by the Department of Education at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html