CUR Proposal Writing Institute

The CUR Proposal Writing Institute will be held July 7-11, 201 at Chapman University, Orange, CA.

This Institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. The four-day institute will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. The institute has been developed to assist novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission. Prior to the institute participants will be able to access information that will help them begin to draft their proposal. Deadline is May 24, 2013.

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Resource: CUR listservs

Members of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) are reminded that they may sign up for one or more of the organization’s list-servs in order to keep up with news and maintain contacts with colleagues across the country. Listervs are available to communicate with colleagues in the general CUR membership, the Arts & Humanities, Biology, Math & Computer Science, and Undergraduate Research Program Directors.

All Trinity faculty may sign up for CUR membership free of charge because of our enhanced institutional membership.

CUR councilor nominations due 11/15

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

Elections for CUR Councilors will be held in January 2010 for the three year term of Councilor from 2010-2013.  Nominations must be submitted online by 11/15/2009.

CUR is governed by a Council, which is elected by the members of each of our seven disciplinary divisions and one at-large division.   Each of CUR’s ten divisions can have up to 24 Councilors.  CUR committees are comprised of Chairs or Co-Chairs plus Councilors who represent each division.

Divisional councilors serve CUR through the projects and initiatives of their division, and the combined work of these individuals contributes to the national scope of undergraduate research.  They play a key role in ensuring that CUR’s purpose and goals are fulfilled.

CUR National Conference: Request for Abstracts (11/15/09)

Proposals are requested for the 2010 National Conference of the Council for Undergraduate Research.  Participants may propose Workshops or Interactive Sessions.  Proposals must be submitted online by 11/15/2009.

The deadline for submitting Poster Presentations is 1/15/2010.

The theme for the 2010 National Conference is Undergraduate Research as Transformative Practice.  The conference will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah from June 19-22, 2010.

Student Opportunity: 2010 Posters on the Hill (11/10/2009)

On April 13, 2010 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 14th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR’s divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences).

Abstract submissions will be accepted via an on-line submission form until 11/10/2009.

Student Opportunity: CUR travel grants for Biology students

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the fiscal year 2009 – 2010… Applications must be received by 5 pm PST September 1st for meetings held September 2009 – March 2010 or by 5 pm PST March 1st, 2010 for meetings held March – August 2009. Award decisions will be made as quickly as possible after the appropriate deadline.

Announcement: CUR Councilor Nominations due Nov. 1

Nominations or self-nominations for councilor of the Council for Undergraduate research are due by November 1, 2008.

Councilors must be current members of CUR who have demonstrated commitment to CUR’s goals and who have the time and interest to serve on CUR committees. They commit themselves to attend annua l June Council meetings in the year they are elected and the subsequent years of their formal term. (Most terms are three years)