Since the Council on Undergraduate Research was founded in 1978, this national organization has been facilitating the growth and value of undergraduate research in colleges and universities across the country. With CUR’s leadership in undergraduate research, students are making significant contributions in a wide scope of disciplines that include arts, humanities, biology, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, physics, astronomy, psychology, and social sciences.
CUR is supported by membership both individual and institutional. Members represent over 900 colleges and universities. They benefit from the sharing of research, successful models, and research strategies. CUR produces a number of publications and hosts an undergraduate research poster session on Capitol Hill, and provides special Institutes on undergraduate research and faculty development as well as a bi-annual national conference.
CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress.