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 2017/18 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 events and deadlines (Note: some events are external to CUR):


Sept 6, 2017: Abstract Submission Opens, 2018 Posters on the Hill (CUR Event)

This is a competitive event, giving students the opportunity to showcase their research to congressional members, meet with their representatives, and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research.  READ MORE

6th Annual Southeast Regional GURC Research Conference, October 27-28, 2017 at Georgia College & State University.  Abstract submission closes September 15, 2017at 5 p.m. (EST)

6th Annual Southeast Preeminent Regional Research & Creative Endeavors Conference  READ MORE

Apply by September 15 for Student Travel Awards, CUR Physics and Astronomy Division

The CUR Physics and Astronomy Division offers travel awards of up to $500 to help support students who will present at CUR events or other professional meetings relevant to the division. Applications for travel awards must include a one-page letter outlining the nature of the meeting, a brief budget, and an abstract of the paper(s) or poster(s) to be presented. Applicants’ mentors must be CUR members. Submit all materials to division chair Terry Oswalt. Due dates for applications are September 15, 2017, at 5 pm EDT and March 16, 2018, at 5 pm EDT.  READ MORE

Mentors: Nominate Students by October 15 for CUR Psychology Division Travel Awards

The CUR Psychology Division is offering a limited number of travel awards (up to $200 each) for undergraduate students presenting original psychological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting. Faculty mentors must nominate students for these travel awards. Nomination deadlines are October 15, 2017 (for fall meetings) and February 15, 2018 (for winter/spring meetings). READ MORE

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research Set for November 18

The Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research will be held on November 18, 2017, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The submission deadline for abstracts is expected to be in early October. READ MORE

Oct 2, 2017: Abstract Submission Opens, NCUR 2018 (CUR Event)

32nd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research; University of Central Oklahoma, April 4 - 7, 2018; Deadline for Abstract Submission:  Dec 5, 2017   READ MORE

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) 

The eighth annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology will be held on Nov. 11-12, 2017, at the Univ. of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN. A limited amount of support is available to cover the cost of registration and lodging - deadline is September 22 to request funding. Conference registration deadline is October 13READ MORE

University of Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) Annual Honors Undergraduate Research Conference: Friday, 17 November 2017 and Saturday, 18 November 2017

Undergraduates from each of the colleges and universities around the state can meet to present papers, presentations, and posters of their research. .Any undergraduate student in any discipline who is engaged in active research can participate.  Please note that participating students do not have to be part of an Honors program. Deadline: Friday, 27 October 2017   READ MORE

January 26, 2018: Deadline to Apply; 2018 Summer (Chemistry) Research Opportunities in Lyon France

Exciting research positions for undergraduates are available in catalysis and photocatalysis in Lyon, France.  Funded by a NSF (National Science Foundation) grant awarded to UNO's, Dr. Matthew Tarr.