Every year, each of the 13 CUR divisions create an action plan in support of the CUR strategic plan.  Many of those plans include awards for both mentors and students, to support research projects, provide funding for conference presentations, and to honor exemplary mentoring.

The following are the calls that are currently open:

Biology Division Small Grants Application 

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is pleased to announce a limited number of research supply grants, up to $250 each, to members of the Biology Division. These awards are intended especially for projects with undergraduates in which a small grant will make a big difference. Award funds will be given as a stipend and do not need to be used during this fiscal year. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their research in publications and presentations of work stemming from the support.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Chemistry Division Mentor Award

CUR's Chemistry Division seeks to honor exceptional mentoring and advising by higher education faculty across all subdisciplines of chemistry with Outstanding Mentorship Awards.

Deadline: January 11, 2021


Health Sciences Division Mentor Award

The Health Sciences Division seeks to honor exceptional mentoring and advising by higher education faculty across all subdivisions of health sciences with an Outstanding Mentorship Award.  Mentors are leaders and role models for those involved in undergraduate research, scholarship, or creative activities. Health science disciplines are those that focus on health or health care as the core curriculum.

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Physics and Astronomy Division Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Award

In memory of CURPA Councilor Nadine Barlow, a limited number of Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA), with a maximum amount of $500 each, will be offered to help undergraduates (1) conduct faculty-mentored research, (2) present their research at national conferences, or (3) publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.

Deadlines: October 30, 2020; January 8, 2021; and April 9, 2021

Social Sciences Division Undergraduate Conference Presentation Awards

The Social Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting (in person or virtually) during the academic year 2020-2021.

Awards issued on a rolling basis.