Center for Undergraduate Research

October 30, 2013

The Center for Undergraduate Research would like to keep you informed about the opportunities and accomplishments surrounding undergraduate research here at KU. Please forward this message to students, faculty, and staff who might be interested and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list.

Upcoming Deadlines

Graduate Research Consultants:
November 8

Undergraduate Research Awards:
November 13

Upcoming Events

November 7, 4:00:
UGRA Proposal Workshop;
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

November 11, 11:00:
UGRA Proposal Workshop;
Mallot Room,
Kansas Union

Drop-In Office Hours: 11:00-1:00 every Friday, 151 Strong Hall

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Upcoming Deadlines

The Center for Undergraduate Research has some important upcoming deadlines:

  • Graduate Research Consultants: This program is designed to support instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes, providing financial assistance ($500) to a graduate student to mentor student researchers for class projects. 


  • Undergraduate Research Awards: These awards provide support ($1,000) for original, independent research, scholarship, or creative work by Lawrence-campus undergraduates, under the general guidance of a member of the faculty.  We will have two proposal workshops to help students revise their research proposals, so be sure to mark your calendars and bring a draft for review!



Winter Break Research Opportunity airplane-2.jpg  

Do your plans for winter break include an all-expenses-paid trip to conduct interviews in Louisiana about the effects of the Gulf oil spill? Check out this great undergraduate research opportunity offered by Dr. So-Min Cheong of KU's Geography department! Applications are due November 6th.

Learn more and apply...


Questions?  Email Dr. Cheong at

Council on Undergraduate Research

Did you know that KU has an institutional membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research?  This national organization promotes undergraduate research and creative opportunities, and has many benefits for its members.

Interested in learning more?

  • Visit CUR's website: Learn more about the conferences, scholarships, publications, and programs offered by CUR.  Be sure to visit their "Is CUR right for you?" page to see what CUR has to offer.
  • Sign up for membership to receive CUR publications: Follow  the instructions in this pdf to sign up for your individual membership (There will not be a charge; KU can have unlimited members due to our institutional membership). By signing up, you'll have full access to online CUR resources and will receive the CUR Quarterly, their publication which highlights innovations in undergraduate research and creative scholarship. 

KU is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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