CUR Education Division Invites Applications, Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in Education Award

The Education Division is pleased to announce its Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in Education Award. Two (2) awards of $250 each will be made available each academic year (dual and double majors in teacher education program and other related fields). Undergraduates at any stage of their undergraduate programs are encouraged to apply.

This collaborative research may be conducted as an independent study, or as part of or an extension of course-embedded research projects, during Fall 2020 through August 2021. Ideally, the financial support would be used to pay for expenses associated with conducting the research or for conference/results dissemination. Applications are due by April 1, 2020.  The application is available through the following link:

Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in Education Award

Potential Project Types

  • Should be consistent with education research at the undergraduate level and with the work of a novice researcher or a research dyad (see the Research Skill Development Framework)
  • Should have potential for impact on student continuing engagement in research and inquiry in education and education-related fields
  • Should have an impact on professional practice at some level (such as the classroom, school, or community) or in an education-related area (such as multicultural education or diversity)

Application Components

  • Stated Purpose of the Proposed Project. This should briefly describe the issue, challenge, or problem, in addition to the conceptual, theoretical, or practical framework that supports the need for investigation and the significance of the work.
  • Description of Research Methods. This should describe the research methods that will be used to conduct the research.
  • Timeline. This should describe the timeline for the proposed activities, including the proposed outcome of the work such as a paper and/or presentation.
  • Presentation Venue. This should describe the venue where the work will be shared (such as an institutional event featuring student research, or an educational or disciplinary conference) and the preferred format.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a faculty mentor

Undergraduates can apply at this linkApplication deadline: April 1, 2020

Review and Notification
A three-person committee composed of members from the CUR Education Division shall judge the applications according to this rubric. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by May 1, 2020.

Questions may be addressed to Jenn Manak or Suzanne Lindt

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.