The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is to support and promote high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. CUR provides support and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
"Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, CUR defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge."
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study with an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all disciplines. Overall, this conference offers a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and offers student career readiness development.
CUR’s Trimmer Travel Fund Award will support arts and humanities undergraduate scholars in presenting their research at professional meetings. The awardee will receive an award of $1000 and recognition through CUR’s media outlets and/or notifications through appropriate higher education publications.
The process of securing funding for your research or program initiatives can present some challenges, but it can be a manageable and rewarding journey with some guidance. Grant Dialogues 2024 is here to provide solutions and support. This event brings together grant experts, federal agency program officers, and other funders to help you navigate the world of grants and funding. Whether you’re just starting or need assistance along the way, we’re here to guide you on your funding journey.