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Council on Undergraduate Research

About the Council on Undergraduate Research (from the CUR website)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development and also presents information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions.

UB is an Enhanced member of CUR. This institutional membership allows all faculty, staff, and students to sign up for free individual memberships. The benefits of being an individual member include:

  • An electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly, which discusses issues about student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship for all disciplines
  • Major discounts to attend CUR’s National Conference and CUR Dialogues, both of which include workshops and opportunities to network with peers and representatives of funding agencies.
  • Free access to CUR hosted webinars.
  • Access to information on funding opportunities, jobs, and other resources on the members’ only portion of CUR’s website, in the monthly CUR E-newsletter, and over CUR’s listserv.
  • Eligibility to receive mentoring or pre-submission proposal reviews from colleagues in your discipline.
  • The opportunity to develop and be recognized for leadership skills within the academic community by serving on CUR committees and on the General Council or participating in departmental consulting, speaking, and other leadership activities.

Become an Individual Member of CUR

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become an individual member of CUR:

  1. Go to CUR’s homepage
  2. Click on the green “Membership” tab next to “About CUR”
  3. Click on “Become a Member” and select “Individual Membership”
  4. Fill out the identifying information. When you select “State University of New York – Buffalo” as your school, a note will appear that indicates that UB is an Enhanced Member. Confirm by pressing OK.
  5. Complete the form. You will not be charged for your membership.

Last updated: March 12, 2014 6:57 am EST