October 2019

October 18-20, 2019, California State University, Chico

Transforming Undergraduate Research Culture and Curricula (TURCC)- This workshop will bring together teams of three to five faculty members and administrators from institutions interested in institutionalizing existing research activities and in developing research-rich curricula to support those goals. Application deadline is September 10, 2019.

October 27-28, 2019, Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium: This conference features presentations by students from Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs (REUs) in all disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from NSF and other government agencies. Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

November 2019

November 8–10, 2019, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute- This institute will assist campus-based teams in developing transformative opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity (URSC) in the arts and humanities. The goal of the institute is to inform participants about current research on learning outcomes for students engaging in URSC. Application deadline is October 1, 2019.

November 22–24, 2019, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Institute- The goal of the institute is to give individual, pre-tenured faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. A range of topics will be covered during the institute that show ways to achieve career success in undergraduate research. Application deadline is October 15, 2019.

November 15–17, 2019, Miami University, OH

Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs Institute- This institute is designed for campuses that are establishing undergraduate research (UR) programs or centralized undergraduate research offices and those expanding undergraduate research opportunities from a single department to a campus-wide program. Application deadline is October 1, 2019.

February 2020

February 13-15, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

CUR Dialogues- This conference is designed to bring faculty and administrators to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders. Attendees will also have the chance to engage in several networking opportunities. Registration will open in early to mid fall 2019.

March 2020

March 26-28, Montana State University, Bozeman

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)-  this National Conference is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study for students. The call for abstract submittals will open October 2019, and the application deadline will close in early December 2019.

April 2020

April 20-24, Undergraduate Research Week- How will you celebrate? Send a short description of your event along with a photograph and your campus logo to URW Campus Celebrations to be listed on our Undergraduate Research Week website.

April 2020, Washington, D.C.

Posters on the Hill (POH)- each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, Members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.The call for abstract submissions will open in early September 2019, and the application deadline will be in November 2019.

June 2020

June 2020, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

CUR Biennial Conference- our signature professional development conference for faculty and administrators operating, assessing, and leading undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative inquiry programs. The call for abstract submissions will open in early to mid-fall. Both oral and poster presentation opportunities will be available.

July 2020

July 8–12, 2020, Daemen College, Buffalo, NY

Proposal Writing Institute- This four-day institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. It will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small-group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. Prior to the institute, participants will be able to access information that will help them begin to draft their proposal. Application deadline is May 29, 2020.

For questions or additional information about upcoming events, please contact Tavia Cummings.