250x2502CUR Dialogues  | 2023 Dates to be released in Fall 2022
Whether you are writing a grant proposal, navigating the ins and outs of finding funding for your undergraduate research (UR) program, or just trying to figure out where to start, the entire process can feel like climbing a mountain. CUR Dialogues was created to present an accessible platform for the UR community to discuss the many available possibilities of funding and grants with federal agency program officers and other grant funders. 
CUR Dialogues offers the UR community a journey up that steep hill when developing program initiatives that call for future funding. 
The goals of CUR Dialogues are:
  • Provide information for those getting started in the funding and grants processes
  • Deliver practical advice and case studies 
  • Offer encouragement and support for those on the journey of seeking funding
  • Give space for dialogue between stakeholders
  • Build collaboration with research officers
  • Support faculty/sponsored research teams


Feedback from Past Attendees
“CUR Dialogues provided a great opportunity to meet with NSF and DOE program officers and engage in conversations about submitting the best possible proposal from our institution. The REU Mock Review Panel session was one of the best things I’ve attended with the opportunity for immediate feedback from NSF program officers.“
-- Marisa Moazen, PhD, Director, Office of UR, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“This was an excellent and relevant virtual event conducted in a way that was not tiring and allowed for good community/participant engagement.“
-- CUR Dialogues 2022 attendee

A special thank you to our speakers from CUR Dialogues 2022. 

2022 Speakers

Ashley SandsSenior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services Sarah Beaton, Director, Advanced Training and Research Division (ATRD), International and Foreign Language Education Office, Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
George Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Ray Ali, National Program Leader, USDA - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development
John Mateja, Goldwater Scholarship Foundation Amirah Nelson, Senior Outreach Officer, Fulbright Specialist Program, World Learning
Julia Huston Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities William "Billy" Biederman, Senior Program Assistant, Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Krishan Arora, Branch Chief, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) Christopher Hill, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education (HER/DGE), National Science Foundation
Sally O'Connor, Program Officer, Division of Biological Infrastructure (BIO/DBI), National Science Foundation Narcrisha Norman, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education (HER/DGE), National Science Foundation
Colette St. Mary, Program Director, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (BIO/IOS), National Science Foundation Joel Schildbach, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education (HER/DGE), National Science Foundation
Andrew Feig, Program Director, RCSA Catherine Prunella, Science Assistant, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), National Science Foundation
Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities Bridget L. Gourley, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dean of the Faculty, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, DePauw University
Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University Rodney Honeycutt, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Natural Science Division, Seaver College, Pepperdine University
Anne Boettcher, PhD, Director, Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Stephanie Foster, PhD, Assessment Lead, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Colorado Boulder
Joining in to facilitate the Guided Program Attendees
Bill Campbell, Consultant, Campbell Grants & Research

Paula F. Dehn, Professor Emeritus Biology, Former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kentucky Wesleyan College

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