JUNE 2021

ABM2021_2xAnnual Business Meeting | June 17-18, 2021
CUR holds an Annual Business Meeting (ABM) open to the current elected Executive Board and General Council in regards to reviewing the governance that has helped shape CUR, its future, and undergraduate research. Please continue to check back as more details will be announced as the spring approaches. 

Mentoring 101 for Graduate Students and Post Docs Workshop | June 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
This workshop will introduce graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to the why, what, and how of mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The workshop will combine panel sessions with active break-outs and will support material to aid participants in their mentoring. 

Centering DEI: Practical Tools for Sustaining Transformative Racial-Equity in URP Workshop
June 22, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

This workshop is designed with breakout sessions for experienced practitioners of anti-racism in higher education and those newer to equity work to collaborate and create a draft of an anti-racism plan for facilitating undergraduate research at the level of individual mentoring, directing an undergraduate research program, and/or leading broader institutional initiatives. 

Logos_ICON-06Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in UR and Creative Activity Conference | 
[Virtual] June 23 -25, 2021
The Undergraduate Research Programs Division and the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents the first step in response to the national call for awareness and action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This formally known biennial URPD conference, will serve as a platform, explore facilitative approaches, and promote the exploration and adoption of effective tools for change. This conference will support the undergraduate research enterprise including mentors, administrators, faculty, and industry partners.


JULY 2021

Tuesdays in July: A Summer Series for Grad Students and Postdocs on Planning and Developing a Successful Research Program at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution [PUI] | July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
This summer series will include presentations and discussions about how to plan and develop a successful research program primarily with undergraduates. Some questions that we hope to answer are as follows. What are the job expectations at different types of undergraduate institutions? What are the benefits and challenges of working with undergraduate researchers? How can you be strategic about selecting students, identifying appropriate projects, and providing effective mentoring? How can you leverage the involvement of undergraduates for targeted external funding? How would you structure a course to optimize the research experience for undergraduates and satisfy your goals as a researcher? Although this series is relevant for STEM disciplines, participants from other disciplines are welcome to attend.

Virtual Proposal Writing Institute | July 12-19, 2021 
This institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. The multi-day institute will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small-group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. The institute has been developed to assist novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission.

CUR Conversations: Techniques and Tools for Remote Research Across the Curriculum
July 14, 2021  2:00-3:00PM ET [Members-Only]

Faculty have used multiple tools and techniques to continue research with undergraduates remotely over the past year of pandemic restrictions. Further, some faculty mentor distant students in research regularly using these strategies and resources. Let's share what is particularly effective for use across the curriculum.  

CUR offers customized Institutes for your custom needs. Please reach out to for more information. 

For questions or additional information about upcoming events, please contact