Learning Through Research

Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week

On November 16, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011, as Undergraduate Research Week. Since that time, CUR has designated a week in April each year as Undergraduate Research Week.  This year,  April 9-13, 2018, is Undergraduate Research Week.

Showcase Your Activities for Undergraduate Research Week!

CUR will create a listing of special events at CUR member institutions for Undergraduate Research Week.
To submit your event, please send the following to urw@cur.org:

  • a two- or three-sentence statement of the event(s) submitted in the email or via Microsoft Word attachment
  • an institutional logo (jpeg, gif, or PDF format)
  • a link to a press release and/or website, and/or
  • a photograph.

To ensure inclusion, please submit items prior to March 30, 2018, and adhere to the guidelines listed above.

Pondering potential activities for Undergraduate Research Week? Review last year's events; think about coordinating with other April events such as Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and Black Women's History Month; and/or consider working with the campus government relations office to have the governor, mayor, or other government official declare the week Undergraduate Research Week.

Visit the CUR Community

Post a question, share an answer, or upload a resource in the brand new CUR Community, a members-only online forum.

Connect with CUR on Twitter

On Twitter, use the Undergraduate Research Week hashtag #URW2018 in your tweets on undergraduate research activities, events, students, and mentors. Have more to say than a standard tweet can handle? Consider posting to CUR's Facebook page.

Upcoming Undergraduate Research Weeks

Undergraduate Research Week 2019 will be April 8-12, 2019. Consider planning campus celebration days and other special events during this week.


Donate to CUR

Please consider making a donation to CUR to further support of undergraduate research. Your support of CUR's programs and services is greatly appreciated.  To donate, please visit CUR's donations page.

Posters on the Hill

CapitolPosters on the Hill (POTH) is CUR’s signature student advocacy event held in partnership with the American Chemical Society. Accompanied by their faculty mentors, 60 exceptional undergraduates will share their research on April 17-18, 2018, with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal government officials, as well as highlight the value of federal investment in undergraduate research.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR_2018final_logo_for_webCUR’s largest annual student event, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, will kick off at the University of Central Oklahoma during Undergraduate Research Week! The event will host more than 4,000 undergraduate researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines, and regions. Students will present unique research through oral and poster presentations, attend a graduate school recruitment fair, and network with faculty and peers.

To checkout all things NCUR, or to post about your experience, be sure to follow us on social media!

Visit the NCUR 2018 webpage


Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

The Registry of Undergraduate Researchers can assist undergraduate students in pursuing a graduate degree. This 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.  For more information, visit the registry webpage.

Resources Pages

One of CUR's greatest strengths is our membership base.  Members are always willing to share resources and ideas.  Please check out our new Resources Pages.  These lists are for all undergraduate research practitioners, be they individual faculty, students, or institutions.  The lists are interactive, so we hope that if you know of an additional resource that is not listed, that you will add it using the submission page link at the bottom of each listing.

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