Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Institute 

Starting a successful research program and conducting scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution pose unique challenges. This institute gives faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced individuals how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. At the institute, participants also will prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. Topics to be covered include the following:
  • How to select undergraduate researchers
  • How to mentor student researchers, and develop and use their research skills
  • How to manage time - balancing teaching, research, and service activities
  • How to develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates
  • How to adapt from a graduate school environment to an undergraduate research environment
  • How to link research to the classroom, and
  • How to develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support


Coming Soon


Next Offering:

Stetson University
November 22-24, 2019
Visit CUR’s Upcoming Events page to see a list of all scheduled events.

Last Offering:

The institute was last held November 16-18, 2018, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.


For questions or further information about the institute, please contact Tavia Cummings.