CUR is a predominantly U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to providing support and partnership for diverse international undergraduate research initiatives.
This webpage is designed to highlight CUR's partnerships and international initiatives, and additions are welcome. Should you have a suggestion, please contact CUR
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Come join undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from around the globe to share your research as well as create new networks and research partnerships at the World Congress
Other Undergraduate Research Organizations
The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual event that is unique in concept and design. Using the latest in high-definition video conferencing technology, it connects students from universities across the world to a single 24-hour forum. It is a platform to showcase the work of some of the world’s best undergraduate researchers from any discipline or area. Undergraduates present their research in joint sessions alongside peers on the other side of the world, interacting with fellow presenters and audiences in real-time through video-links and social media.
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Founded in 2010, the British Conference of Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. BCUR, which held its first conference at the University of Central Lancashire in 2011, meets annually every spring at a different British university. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, workshops, and performances to BCUR. Abstracts are peer reviewed, and those accepted will be invited to attend the conference. Conference fees are usually paid by the student’s own university. BCUR also accepts submissions from students outside of the United Kingdom. The call for papers is usually published in the autumn. BCUR 2017 was held on April 25-26, 2017.
Articles from CURQuarterly and Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
The CUR Quarterly
and Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
archive provides open access to all articles published in the International Desk section of CUR Quarterly
. This journal is based in the United States, but the International Desk provides perspectives from outside the United States on innovative/important international developments in undergraduate research and inquiry. For links to the full articles, please use the navigation bar on the left side of the screen, or visit the International Perspectives archives
International Membership Options
CUR offers memberships to both individuals and institutions. Please see the membership page
for a full listing of benefits and current pricing.
To join, please use the applicable hard copy form
and send to the CUR National Office.
CUR often co-sponsors a Seminar on International Perspectives in Undergraduate Research at the ISSOTL conference each year. This event is organized in conjunction with the ISSOTL Advancing Undergraduate Research Special Interest Group.
Past ISSOTL Preconference Seminars:
Loyola Marymount University (California) on October 12, 2016
ISSOTL 2015, which was held in Melbourne, Australia, on October 27-30, CUR presented a symposium on assessment practices in undergraduate research during the conference
Laval University on October 22, 2014
Raleigh Convention Center on October 2, 2013
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 2012
Milwaukee, USA on October 19, 2011
Liverpool, UK 2010
Research Skills Development Webinar
In September 2010, an international conversation was held to discuss how we help undergraduate students to initiate research. Topics discussed were how others inspire students and employ discipline-appropriate ways to build their skills around identifying researchable gaps, clarifying directions, framing research questions, posing hypotheses or determining aims.
Please use the links below to access the archived materials from this webinar:
Other International Resources
Connections/Funding for Research Abroad
Examples of Student International Research
Examples of Travel Based Courses