SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2018 Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Awards (CURA)!

The Office of Undergraduate Research in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce that a number of Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards (CURA) are available for Spring 2018.

The CURA program supports research collaborations involving undergraduate work-study students. The faculty member applies on behalf of themselves and the student by filling out a simple online application linked to the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) website

Students may register for research or independent study credit concurrent with the CURA with the approval of their undergraduate advisors and/or directors of undergraduate studies. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awards will be granted to qualifying applicants through the month of February.

To find a prospective research mentor, students should go to and search by department, faculty name or keyword to find available positions. Note: students can only apply for a spring award if they have already accepted federal work study as part of their AY 17-18 financial aid package. FWS status can be seen on the financial aid page of the student portal. 

Thank you, advisors, for your support of undergraduate research, which is a high-impact experience correlated with student success! If you have questions, feel free to email the Office of Undergraduate Research at