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Every year, each of the 13 CUR divisions create an action plan in support of the CUR strategic plan.  Many of those plans include awards for both mentors and students, to support research projects, provide funding for conference presentations, and to honor exemplary mentoring.

The following are the calls that are currently open:

Biology Division Small Research Grant Award

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is pleased to announce a limited number of research supply grants, up to $250 each, to members of the Biology Division. These awards are intended especially for projects with undergraduates in which a small grant will make a big difference. Award funds will be given as a stipend and do not need to be used during this fiscal year. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their research in publications and presentations of work stemming from the support.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Engineering Division Student Research Award

The CUR Engineering Division announces the 2021 Student Research Video Competition.  The CUR Engineering Division would like to highlight student research. By applying to this competition, you are allowing CUR-Engineering to share your research video to the public. You will also be eligible to be recognized publicly and potentially receive a cash award. All submissions will be reviewed by May 5, 2021 and award decisions will be announced by the middle of May 2021.

Deadline: April 17, 2021

Physics and Astronomy Division Mentor Award

The CUR Physics and Astronomy Division would like to honor Mentors in our disciplines for their long-term efforts in mentoring undergraduate research (UGR) students. Individuals may be nominated by CUR Institutional or Institutional-Enhanced members, or individual CUR members. Nominees are encouraged to be CUR members, but it is not required for nomination. Individuals mentoring interdisciplinary projects are eligible as long as those projects involve a major physical or astronomical component. 

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Social Sciences Division Undergraduate Conference Presentation Awards

The Social Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting (in person or virtually) during the academic year 2020-2021.

Awards issued on a rolling basis.