Undergraduate Research Programs Division

Who are we?

Undergraduate Research Program Division Chair: David SalomonChristopher Newport University

The Undergraduate Research Program Division (URPD) serves and supports the need of faculty and administrators who direct UR programs on their campuses. Our membership includes directors of new and established programs at diverse institutions, programs that encompass a wide variety of disciplines from the sciences to the performing arts, and programs across traditional academic boundaries. This Division promotes networking amongst Directors in order to share ideas and resources, disseminate best practices, and organize workshops and Institutes. The Division also sponsors a CUR Affinity Group to support the work of members who wish to remain within the disciplinary Division in CUR but would like to benefit from the work of the URP Division.

Division Activities

The Undergraduate Research Program Division (URPD) serves and supports the need of faculty and administrators who direct UR programs on their campuses.

  • The CUR Undergraduate Research Programs Community
    • The URP Community is a place for any CUR member to post questions and comments and share resources related to the operation of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity offices and programs.
  • URP Website Competition Award
    • This award recognizes websites that effectively communicate information with faculty and students, share program successes, and have accessible designs.
    • 2024 Recipients:
      • Florida Atlantic University
      • High Point University
      • University of California San Diego