Beginning a Research Program Institute
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
November 22-24, 2019
Apply for the Institute:
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
Institute Registration Fees*:
|Enhanced Institutional Member
||$675 (per accepted participant)
||$750 (per accepted participant)
||$825 (per accepted participant)
||$925 (per accepted participant)
*The institute rates include all sessions, materials, and most meals (Friday evening through Sunday morning). Transportation to the hotel from an airport or train station is the responsibility of the registrant.
To guarantee that a place is held, payment for the institute must be received by the CUR National Office at least 30 days prior to the event, unless prior arrangements are made with the CUR National Office. Registrations for participants who have not paid, or made prior arrangements with the CUR National Office, may be cancelled. In the event that a participant’s registration is cancelled due to nonpayment, the application fee will not be refunded.
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