As a CUR member or potential member, you may have questions about what our membership entails. Here are some frequently asked questions that we often get. If you have additional questions or can’t find an answer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to CUR@CUR.org.
All memberships run on the same membership year from July 1 through June 30. Customers may join at any time. For institutional and enhanced memberships, prices are pro-rated monthly. Individual memberships are not pro-rated. For specifics on pricing, please explore our Become a Member page.
Yes, membership in CUR is available to individuals and institutions with an interest in supporting and promoting high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and creative inquiry in all fields of academic study and in all types of institutions of higher learning. Individual members can include students, faculty, mentors, and staff at institutions of higher education. Institutional and Affiliate members can designate three individuals to receive full membership benefits. Enhanced members can designate an unlimited number of individuals to receive membership benefits.
Our renewal process starts in March of each year. Customers whose membership expires that upcoming June will receive renewal notices with a payment deadline of July 1. We understand that academic fiscal years often start in July, so we offer a thirty day grace period on all membership dues payments. After our grace period, all membership that have not been renewed, will no longer have access to their membership benefits.
Any individual who has been designated to receive membership benefits through an organization that has an enhanced or institutional membership is entitled to a full refund of individual membership dues provided that a written refund request is received within one month of the customer’s individual membership start date, and it is not past the 30 day grace period.
Memberships are not transferable. Refunds for membership dues are not permitted after 30 days from the start date of the membership. If a company pays an individual’s membership dues, and it is within 30-days of the individual’s member start date than the refund will be issued to the company.
Any customer that has been designated to receive membership benefits through an organization that has an enhanced or institutional membership is entitled to a full refund of individual membership dues provided that a written refund request is received within one month of the customer’s individual membership start date, and it is not past the 30 day grace period.
You can update your contact information through your CUR account. This link is also found on the top right hand corner of the website labeled, “My Account”. This information will be pushed to the member directory nightly. Please note that any changes to your account can take up to 24 hours to sync into our system.
You can also add additional biographical details in your CUR Community profile, and control what information is visible in the member directory and which member communications you receive. Please note that your login for the CUR Community is the same as your CUR Account login. Check out the Quick Start Guide for more information. If you need assistance accessing your account or with updating information please contact CUR’s membership team at email@example.com.
CUR does not perform any lobbying. We advocate for undergraduate research, but it is not in the form of any lobbying that is required to be reported under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. Zero dollars of our dues funds are used for lobbying.
CUR encourages our members to advocate for undergraduate research and provides resources on how to do this under our advocacy pages.
By clicking “Submit Your Order”, I hereby confirm my purchase as selected. By purchasing membership, I am opting in to allow CUR to use my information for the purpose of doing business with CUR. I consent that I am opting into the following of which I can opt out at any time by changing my preferences:
- CUR Community including daily emails, member-related emails, a listing in the online member directory (profiles can be hidden)
- CUR e-News
- Division newsletters
- All announcements of CUR products and services.
- Membership communication regarding my status via phone calls, voicemails, and/or emails.
I understand that I may receive communications from CUR that includes content from organizations that support CUR’s activities. I’ve read and accept CUR’s cancellation policy.
I have reviewed the CUR Code of Conduct and I understand that as a member, I will have access to the CUR member directory which I will only use for networking purposes. I agree that I will not mine the directory for marketing or profiling.
For an any type of membership, payment can be made by check or credit card. If payment has been made by credit card, the person is authorizing CUR to charge the disclosed fees to the credit card listed. If payment is by check, any membership will not be considered current until the membership dues have been paid in full and received.
Institutional memberships can request a line item invoice.