Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The University of New Orleans in conjunction with the University of Louisiana system is proud to announce its membership in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for the 2018/19 Academic Year.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national organization whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
What is Undergraduate Research?
An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.
Upcoming programs and deadlines (Note: some programs are external to CUR):
External Presentation Opportunities
Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR’s): Posters on the Hill
Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs. Application portal is now open.
LSU Discover Day - Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium: Registration Deadline: February 24, 2019
Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs. Application portal opens in early October.
External Funding Opportunities
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP); Deadline: December 13, 2018
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is soliciting applications from interested faculty mentors of undergraduate students and at all Louisiana universities and colleges. UROP, established in 1992 by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, offers the Louisiana undergraduate community funding to support hands-on research experiences in marine and coastal resource issues. Previously funded projects have dealt with topics such as coastal ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, environmental engineering, and genetics.
Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) A Program for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Disciplines: Applications are due January 16, 2019 by 4:30pm CST
The Board of Regents is releasing the solicitation for the EPSCoR Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program for 2019. This program provides opportunities for female and underrepresented minority undergraduate students to participate in research with faculty mentors.
Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR’s) Social Sciences Division Offers Student Travel Grants for 2018-19 Professional Meetings
CUR's Social Sciences Division is offering a limited number of travel grants (up to $200 each) for undergraduates presenting the results of their research at a 2018-19 regional or national, discipline-specific meeting. Grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities, and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. IBP has listed several funding opportunities for undergraduate students. Before visiting the IBP site, take a moment to view a quick video tutorial, demonstrating how to use their advanced search page to narrow search results. CLICK HERE to view the video.
U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program: Applications are due Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST
The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLICK HERE to access the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) search page for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities. These include many different disciplines!!