The Undergraduate Research Programs Division and the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion presents a step in response to the national call for awareness and action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thus, this virtual conference will serve as a platform for professionals to share, learn, listen, and grow in areas of this integrated focus, in order to adequately contribute to the ongoing transformation of the undergraduate research environment on our campuses. Using creative facilitative approaches including critical conversations and innovative presentations related to the installation, operation, maintenance, and application of undergraduate research structures in higher education institutions, this conference promotes the exploration and adoption of effective tools and processes for change, that will generate a range of equitable and inclusive opportunities for the advancement of undergraduate research.

Target Audience: Professionals who support the undergraduate research enterprise including mentors, administrators, faculty, and industry partners. 

Registration Rates 

Membership Type

Early-Bird Rate
Ends May 17, 2021

Regular Rate
Ends June 16, 2021
Enhanced Institutional Member $225 $250
Institutional Member $255 $280
Individual Member $285 $310
Graduate Student* $115 $115
Non-member** $360 $385

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*During registration, please select the option 'Student - Graduate' from the Current Academic Rank dropdown to activate this registration rate.
This registration includes a 1-year CUR membership.

**Non-member registration includes a 1-year CUR membership.


Call for Abstracts

Open Date: November 19, 2020
Close Date:  March 1, 2021
Notifications Sent: April 5, 2021



We invite you to submit your abstract for our Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in UR and Creative Activity Conference. You do not need to be a member of CUR to submit an abstract. We are looking for the following primary themes to make up our agenda:

  • Allyship in Undergraduate Research: How can programs, leaders, faculty, and staff be good allies?
  • Diversity in Undergraduate Research: How can we expand access, outreach, and recruitment?
  • Equity in Undergraduate Research: How can we restructure outdated systems?
  • Inclusive Curriculum/Program Design and Assessment: How can we design student-centered programs and create new pathways for underrepresented groups?
  • Inclusive Mentoring: How can we ensure mentoring across identities? 

When submitting your abstract, please have available answers to the following questions:

  • What is your session title? (30-word limit)
  • What is your session format? 
    • 60-minute interactive session
    • 15-minute presentation
    • 3 minute pre-recorded flash-talk* (*A flash-talk is a quick, 3-minute presentation on a specific topic)
  • What is your primary theme? (please see list of themes above)
  • What is your session abstract? (125-word limit)
  • What is your session description? (500-word limit)
  • Author and Presenter Information



For questions on abstracts, event information, etc. please email
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