The Council on Undergraduate Research’s Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) recognizes higher education institutions that have successfully implemented some or all of CUR’s Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), have devised exemplary programs to provide high-quality research experiences to undergraduates, and have evaluated the success of these programs.

Awardees receive:

  • A one-year Enhanced Institutional membership in CUR at no cost to the awarded institution.
  • Recognition through CUR’s media outlets and/or notifications through appropriate higher education publications.
  • A plaque for public display presented at a CUR-sponsored event.
  • An opportunity to have the institution and the exemplary program featured at an award symposium or panel discussion at a CUR-sponsored conference (CUR Biennial Conference or CUR Dialogues), as subject for a CUR webinar, and/or in an invited feature article of CUR’s journal Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.

Congratulations to the 2018 AURA Recipients!

Union College and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are the recipients of the 2018 Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. Read the press release.
This award is supported by the CUR Strategic Initiatives Fund.
For questions or additional information about the AURA awards, please contact Lindsay Currie.