CUR Statement

We condemn the shocking death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Our nation mourns this injustice today, and we stand with our African American community and all other groups committed to work for justice and against the institutionalized racism that is at the core of this and similar, all too familiar, acts; too many in our society are denied basic human rights and the rights guaranteed under the US Constitution. CUR reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its work today and urges its partners, colleagues, and others to join in this effort, knowing that it will create a path to a better society and future for all. We remain steadfast in our determination to work against racial injustice in our work and lives.

Janice DeCosmo (President), Iain Crawford (Immediate Past-President),

Silvia Ronco (President-Elect), Lindsay Currie (Executive Officer)

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.