Research Societies and Organizations

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CUR is a national professional network of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities that support undergraduate research. It provides many resources to its members, including support for faculty development , consultation, and advocacy.

The University of San Diego is an institutional member of CUR. As a benefit of USD's membership, all USD faculty, staff, administrators and students can become individual CUR Members for free. As an individual member, you have the opportunity to join a larger community of individuals and institutions working to continually develop and support undergraduate research.You will have access to the the most up-to-date information on undergraduate research issues, government and policy news, as well as upcoming programs and meetings. Other benefits include:

  • An electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly
  • Major discounts to attend CUR's National Conference and CUR Dialogues, both of which include workshops and opportunities to network with peers and representatives of funding agencies. 
  • Free access to CUR hosted webinars.Access to information on funding opportunities, jobs, and other resources on the members' only portion of CUR's web site, in the monthly CUR E-newsletter and over CUR's listserv.  
  • Eligibility to receive mentoring or pre-submission proposal reviews from colleagues in your discipline.
  • 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.

To become a CUR Individual Member, go to and be sure to select "University of San Diego" as your Institution when you're signing up. Please contact OUR at or (619) 260-7840 if you have any issues with the process.