Council Representative Nominations - Fall 2019


The Council on Undergraduate Research seeks nominees for Council Representative to serve on the Executive Board. The Executive Board meets monthly through webinars and teleconferences, in-person twice annually, and also do business constantly over email. Representatives are elected to set and implement CUR’s strategic directions so as to advance the organization.

All nominees must be CUR Councilors and members in good standing at the time of their nomination and, if elected, must remain a Councilor and member throughout their term. Council Representatives will be elected from divisions without a continuing Council Representative in a given year. This year, the nominees must be from one of the following eligible divisions: Biology, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Social Sciences and Undergraduate Research Programs..

Nominations are due December 1, 2019.


  • The nominations submission is a self-nomination.  If you would like to recommend individuals to be considered, please refer them to this page or send their contact information to Kraig Wheeler, chair of the Nominations Committee.
  • Ensure your membership is current. The membership requirement can be either through a paid individual membership or as a representative on an institutional or enhanced membership. 
  • Review your membership profile for accuracy and completion.
  • Submit the biographical information via the online form. This information will appear on the ballot. You may save your submission and come back at any time. Partial submissions will not be reviewed.  Please be sure to submit your nomination by 11:59pm EST, December 1, 2019.


Vetting and Election Process:

  • The Nominations Vetting Committee will vet all candidates and submit recommendations to appear on the ballot to the Nominations Committee by February 1, 2020.
  • Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be sent to the General Council in March 2020. Ballots must be cast by March 23, 2020. 
  • All nominees will be notified of their election status by early April.


Candidates for Council Representative must be a current Councilor and familiar with CUR’s Strategic Pillars and Plan. Nominees must be from one of the following divisions: Biology, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences and Undergraduate Research Programs. Council Representatives represent the Council as a whole and serve on the Executive Board of CUR.  In addition to experience with CUR, prior leadership experience is a plus (note: this can be in such areas as leadership on campus through governance; fund-raising, including grant writing and management; and service in other professional societies and/or nonprofit organizations). In addition to attending the Annual Business Meeting each June, all Board members are expected to attend Executive Board meetings just prior to the June business meeting and once in mid-winter, and to participate in multiple conference calls and other electronic communications throughout the year.  Representatives must remain Divisional Councilors throughout their Executive Board term. The candidates may NOT be members of the Nominations Committee or the Nominations Vetting Committee.

Application materials include the following:

  1. Provide an abbreviated 2-page CV that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research;
  2. Describe your leadership experience both within CUR and extramural (300 words maximum)
  3. Describe how you have shown commitment to CUR’s Strategic Plan and Pillars (300 words maximum)
  4. Describe how you will represent and advance CUR-wide interests (300 words maximum)

Submit a Self-Nomination


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