THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE VIRTUAL CUR DIALOGUES JOURNEY. On-demand recordings from the hosted sessions will be made available at the conclusion of the event, and community material will remain available for three months post-event for all attendees. Please watch out for further communication on CUR Dialogues 2022. If you have additional questions, please email
The goals of CUR Dialogues 2021 were:
  • 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

View our agenda, or download our visual journey below. 


Registration is now closed

Registration Cancellation and Substitution Policy: CUR will honor cancellation requests and provide a refund, less a $50 processing fee, for all requests submitted in writing no later than January 9, 2021. No refunds will be permitted after January 9, 2021. Please submit cancellation requests in writing to Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee. Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the CUR National Office.



Why two weeks for an event? Our format and dates have changed from previous in-person CUR Dialogues to meet the needs of our undergraduate research community while keeping the safety of our attendees and speakers in the forefront. 

Speakers included: 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott​ | Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program 

George Mason University

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Science Foundation | Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE)

Stetson University

The College of New Jersey

US Department of Education 

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) | National Science Foundation

Fulbright Specialist Program | World Learning

Division of Biological Infrastructure (BIO/DBI) | National Science Foundation

Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) | National Science Foundation


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“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