Council on Undergraduate Research

Radford University has become an enhanced institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  This membership includes unlimited free memberships for interested faculty, staff and students.

Key Benefits for CUR Members

CUR Members Only Website
This website contains information on topics such as funding resources and undergraduate research celebration days at institutions across the country. There is also a special section on Advocacy, which is prepared by Washington Partners, LLC, a firm that CUR has secured to provide research, guidance, support and counsel as CUR seeks to increase its national profile, activities and efficacy.

CUR Quarterly Subscription
Members receive an electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly, our highly regarded journal that focuses on topics related to undergraduate research. Each Quarterly issue includes a focus topic; recent topics have included Assessing Outcomes and student voices in Undergraduate Research.

Newsletter Subscriptions
Members receive the monthly CUR E-News, our electronic newsletter addressing current undergraduate research issues. The newsletter, generated from our National Office, includes topics such as government and policiy news from Washington as well as updates on upcoming programs and meetings. Additionally, you may subscribe to other newsletters such as This Week in Washington or Deadlines and Upcoming Events. 

Members receive major discounts to attend CUR Conferences and our CUR Dialogues in Washington, D.C., both of which include workshops and opportunities to network with peers and representatives of funding agencies.

Eligibility to receive mentoring or pre-submission proposal reviews from colleagues in your discipline.

Leadership Opportunities
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..

Advocacy Tools
The resources to help you support research in the undergraduate environment, including the development of national policy affecting undergraduate research.

Individual CUR divisions offer additional opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

How to Become a Member

Complete your application on the CUR website. After you enter your name and title, please be sure to select Radford University from the dropdown. It should alert you to the fact that your membership is covered, and then will prompt you to continue to add your contact information. 

Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to register for members-only online access to have a copy of your login information sent.