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:
Physics and Astronomy Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Award
The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research requests applications for the Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Award. In memory of CURPA Councilor Nadine Barlow, a limited number of Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA), with a maximum amount of $500 each, will be offered to help undergraduates (1) conduct faculty-mentored research, (2) present their research at national conferences, or (3) publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
Deadlines to apply is October 1, 2021 and February 1, 2022.
Psychology Mid-Career Mentoring Award
The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research requests nominations for a Mid-Career Mentoring Award. This award is for a CUR Psychology Division member who has influenced undergraduate research through their own research, through scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and/or through demonstrated leadership activities. The award consists of $500.00. In addition, the profile and accomplishments of the award winner will be featured on the Psychology Division’s website.
Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.
Psychology Undergraduate Student Research and Presentation Award
The CUR Psychology Division is offering a limited number of research (e.g., supplies or expenses) or presentation (travel/conference registration) awards for undergraduate students conducting original psychological research (up to $400 per project).
Deadline to apply is November 1, 2021.
Social Sciences Outstanding Mentor Award
This award recognizes an outstanding mentor of undergraduate research in the social sciences who supports, encourages, and promotes a positive and inclusive scholarly and teaching environment for undergraduate students, as well as contributes to professional and personal development of students inside and outside of the classroom. The awardee will receive $100 and a plaque, and will be featured in the CUR Social Sciences Division's newsletter.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.
Social Sciences Undergraduate Conference Awards
Offering a limited number of grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate Social Science 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 2021-2022. In addition, two awards will be set aside for students attending an international conference. If they are not used, they will be given to students on the waiting list.