An ideal host site would be:

  • Able to accommodate 35-50 people each
  • Able to commit up to 20 breakout rooms

The site for a CUR Institute is usually the campus of one of the coordinators. It is important that the coordinators know the site well and can work easily with those responsible for food, housing, and meeting space. For the meeting space, a somewhat relaxing setting rather than a classroom building is preferred. If the campus has a retreat site where meetings can be held, that would be ideal.

Other factors considered:

  • Proximity to an airport
  • Housing options available (housing arrangements can be either in very high-quality dorms or in a nearby hotel that is reasonably priced).
  • Local transportation is available both to and from the housing site and to and from the airport.

There are currently no open and upcoming bids available.
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The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), in keeping with our strategic pillar on diversity and inclusion, promotes inclusivity with respect to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability. CUR views with great concern any actions or conditions that negatively affect attendance and inclusivity with respect to the fullest expression of undergraduate research. Barriers to attendance negatively impact our ability to remain committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community. CUR Event hosts are expected to describe efforts to provide an inclusive and welcoming meeting environment and to disclose any current or pending local or state laws that are not in keeping with CUR’s strategic pillar on diversity and inclusion. Issues of equal access and inclusivity are important factors in making awards to host CUR Events.