CUR is a predominantly U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to providing support and partnership for diverse international undergraduate research initiatives.
This webpage is designed to highlight CUR's partnerships and international initiatives, and additions are welcome. Should you have a suggestion, please contact CUR.
"Undergraduate research is now an international movement" (Jenkins and Healey 2010)

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World Congress


Come join undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from around the globe to share your research as well as create new networks and research partnerships at the World Congress.
SAVE THE DATES:  The second World Congress on Undergraduate Research is now scheduled. The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany will host the World Congress on May 23-25, 2019.  For more information, please visit the conference website.  The Abstract Submittal Portal will open June 22, 2019.


Other Undergraduate Research Organizations


2f-md924The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual event that is unique in concept and design. Using the latest in high-definition video conferencing technology, it connects students from universities across the world to a single 24-hour forum. It is a platform to showcase the work of some of the world’s best undergraduate researchers from any discipline or area. Undergraduates present their research in joint sessions alongside peers on the other side of the world, interacting with fellow presenters and audiences in real-time through video-links and social media.


ACUR-logo2The Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research is held each year at a higher education institution in Australia or New Zealand and is open to international students. Information about the next conference may be found at the Australasian Council for Undergraduate Research website, the ACUR Twitter account (@ACURorg), or the ACUR Facebook page.


BCUR-LOGO-Final-copyThe British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Founded in 2010, the British Conference of Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. BCUR, which held its first conference at the University of Central Lancashire in 2011, meets annually every spring at a different British university. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, workshops, and performances to BCUR. Abstracts are peer reviewed, and those accepted will be invited to attend the conference. Conference fees are usually paid by the student’s own university. BCUR also accepts submissions from students outside of the United Kingdom. The call for papers is usually published in the autumn. BCUR 2017 was held on April 25-26, 2017. 


Articles from CURQuarterly and Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Rachel Spronken-Smith (2017-), Dean, Graduate Research School, University of Otago, NZ
Helen Walkington (2017-), Principal Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK
The CUR Quarterly and Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research archive provides open access to all articles published in the International Desk section of CUR Quarterly. This journal is based in the United States, but the International Desk provides perspectives from outside the United States on innovative/important international developments in undergraduate research and inquiry. For links to the full articles, please use the navigation bar on the left side of the screen, or visit the International Perspectives archives.


International Membership Options

CUR offers memberships to both individuals and institutions.  Please see the membership page for a full listing of benefits and current pricing.
To join, please use the applicable hard copy form and send to the CUR National Office. 

Pre-ISSOTL Seminar

CUR often co-sponsors a Seminar on International Perspectives in Undergraduate Research at the ISSOTL conference each year.  This event is organized in conjunction with the ISSOTL Advancing Undergraduate Research Special Interest Group.

Past ISSOTL Preconference Seminars:

Loyola Marymount University (California) on October 12, 2016

ISSOTL 2015, which was held in Melbourne, Australia, on October 27-30, CUR presented a symposium on assessment practices in undergraduate research during the conference

Laval University on October 22, 2014

Raleigh Convention Center on October 2, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 2012

Milwaukee, USA on October 19, 2011

Liverpool, UK 2010


Research Skills Development Webinar

In September 2010, an international conversation was held to discuss how we help undergraduate students to initiate research. Topics discussed were how others inspire students and employ discipline-appropriate ways to build their skills around identifying researchable gaps, clarifying directions, framing research questions, posing hypotheses or determining aims.

Please use the links below to access the archived materials from this webinar:

PowerPoint Presentation



Other International Resources

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Internationalization Initiatives

Connections/Funding for Research Abroad

Exchange Programs/Partnerships

Examples of Student International Research

Examples of Travel Based Courses