The Council on Undergraduate Research’s Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) recognizes higher education institutions that have successfully implemented some or all of CUR’s Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), have devised exemplary programs to provide high-quality research experiences to undergraduates, and have evaluated the success of these programs.

Awardees receive:

  • A one-year Enhanced Institutional membership in CUR at no cost to the awarded institution
  • Recognition through CUR’s media outlets and/or notifications through appropriate higher education publications
  • A plaque for public display
  • An opportunity to have the institution and the exemplary program featured as subject for a CUR webinar

Congratulations to the 2020 AURA Recipients!

Georgia College & State University and Utah State University will receive the 2020 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. Read the press release.

Join CUR as we recognize our 2020 AURA Award recipients on April 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET during our CUR AURA Community Celebration. Listen and learn how these institution's exemplary programs provide high-quality research experiences to undergraduates and how their use of CUR's Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research can further pave the way for future leaders in undergraduate research. RSVP today >>

This award is supported by the CUR Strategic Initiatives Fund.
For questions or additional information about the AURA awards, please contact Lindsay Currie.