CUR E-newsletter
Jun. 26, 2014

Have you renewed for the 2014-2015 member year?
It is time to renew your membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research! Our member year ends June 30, so please take the time to renew your membership before it expires. Log in and pay your dues online or print an invoice for processing- For any questions, please contact Lindsay Currie our Director of Communications and Membership at More

CUR Conference 2014
We hope you are joining us for the CUR Conference this week in DC. Be sure to share your experiences and track others using #CUR2014.
*Please note the CUR National Office will be onsite June 25-July 1. If we miss your call/email, we will follow up as soon as possible.More

Upcoming submission deadline: Nurturing Creativity and Passion in Undergraduate Research: A Scholarly Discussion
Pre-ISSOTL CUR Symposium, Université Laval, Québec-city, Oct. 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

In this day-long symposium, we plan to explore how undergraduate research programs can provide individuals and institutions opportunities to nurture creativity and passion in students and faculty. Posters will play key roles in this seminar; in particular, viewing and discussing posters will be central to a number of the sessions. All delegates are invited to submit a poster abstract by July 25, 2014 to for display on the seminar web site before the event and during the symposium. Notifications of acceptance to the poster session will be sent in early August. We are interested in posters about undergraduate research and inquiry, focused on the theme and sub-themes of the symposium:


Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute
Next Offering: Nov. 7-9, 2014 — University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Application Deadline
: Sept. 19, 2014.

Click here to submit your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting in July 2014. The institute will assist teams of 3-5 faculty and administrators in developing transformative opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity in the arts and humanities.More

Beginning a research program in the natural sciences at a predominantly undergraduate institution
Next Offering: November 2014
Registration opening soon, details can be found here.

Starting a successful research program and doing scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution pose unique challenges for a beginning faculty member. A goal of the institute is to give individual pre-tenured faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. A range of topics will be covered during the institute that show ways to achieve career success in undergraduate research by learning how to:


Undergraduate Research Education Program to enhance diversity in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date: Aug. 15, 2014

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIEHS undergraduate research education R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the environmental health sciences. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for undergraduates at the junior and senior level.More

Language Resource Centers funding opportunity
Department of Education
The Language Resource Centers Program (LRC) provides grants to establish, strengthen and operate centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development and dissemination projects.

The Fiscal Year 2014 LRC application package will be available starting June 6, 2014 at The due date for submitting applications is July 9, 2014. For additional program information, please go to

Jumpstarting American innovation through student research
America is embedded in a vast global competition to discover, invent, create, teach, cure, scale, produce and sell. To succeed, we must leverage students' college years as a crucial time to build the new pipeline of advanced and agile thinkers our country needs for leadership in a global knowledge economy driven by innovation and ideas, especially in science and technology. More

Undergraduate majors become more tech-centric
Tech Page One
Technology has changed education in significant ways, from new degrees in technology education to the implementation of online courses that counteract rising classroom costs. Now, the traditional STEM undergraduate majors — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are evolving to better align graduates with new jobs in the tech sector.More