Marywood University is a proud institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.  Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with questions regarding opportunities you see posted. 

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Undergraduate Research Highlights

Upcoming CUR Events and Deadlines

June 2014
28-30 2014 CUR Conference
July 2014
1 2014 CUR Conference


Call for Submissions for the Spring 2015 Issue of the CUR Quarterly:  “Assessment of Undergraduate Research"

The theme of the spring 2015 CUR Quarterly will focus on assessment of undergraduate research.  We hope to attract four to five articles that report on innovative practices for assessing undergraduate research.  We are especially interested in how institutions are assessing the Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) as outlined in the 2012 CUR publication.  In addition, we welcome shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of assessing undergraduate research.  Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Assessment practices and procedures for individual undergraduate research projects, departmental initiatives, or campus-wide programs 
- Examples of how institutions are assessing their undergraduate research programs based upon Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) from the 2012 CUR publication
- Examples of how institutions are assessing the various characteristics outlined in COEUR
- Innovative instruments for indirect or direct assessments of student learning through undergraduate research
- How assessment results are utilized for curriculum revisions, programmatic change, or faculty evaluations  

If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, please submit a short (300-500 words) prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette online at by April 7, 2014.  Accepted authors will be notified by April 14, 2014.

Final articles will be 2000 to 3500 words in length.  The final text for review and editing must be submitted by June 15, 2014.

We will now be taking article/vignette submissions through content management software:
To start the process visit:
For first time users please click the link “register for an account”  (Please note you login information will not work on this page)
After registering for an account, login -Click the link “Submit Manuscript”
Select the Prospectus button -The software will walk you through the remainder of the process.


Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights: Summer 2014 issue of the CUR Quarterly

Submissions for the "Undergraduate Research Highlights" feature of the Summer 2014 issue of the CUR Quarterly are being accepted until March 15, 2014.  Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals, book and book chapters, web-based publications, and juried performances. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, the following information must be submitted:

-Title of the article and full journal citation (inclusive pages).
-A brief description (3-5 lines) of the research and its significance.
-Title and department or program affiliation of the faculty member.
-A brief description of the student co-author(s). Include the year of study in which the student(s) undertook the work, the opportunity through which the work was undertaken, (independent study project, summer project, REU program, senior thesis project, etc.), and the current status of the student (graduate school, employed, still enrolled, etc).
-The source of funding for the work.

Submissions selected for inclusion will be posted to the Highlights portion of CUR's web site.

Submissions must be highlights from research published in peer-reviewed journals.  Undergraduate Research Journals or Conference Abstracts are generally not accepted.  Should you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your highlight, please send your question to the Editor by email (Marie Graf, 

Should you have any questions with the submission process, please contact the CUR National Office at


National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-4, 2014

This gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education. 


Posters on the Hill - Deadline November 4, 2013

Each Spring the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact. Applications open annually the first week of September and are generally due between mid-October and mid-November.  (Guidelines) 


Conference of Research Experiences for Undergraduates Student Scholarship

This conference will feature presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.