Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

About the Council on Undergraduate Research (including psychology and social sciences) at Gonzaga University.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities (including Gonzaga University), and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research.

Membership is free to you as a Gonzaga faculty member. (Please see "Instructions for new members," below.)

CUR's primary advocacy is in support of faculty and undergraduate students engaged in research. CUR achieves its vision through the efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

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CUR Undergraduate Researchers' Grad School Registry-Give your students a leg up into graduate school now!

The Council on Undergraduate Research has initiated a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.

Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student. Student information records will be made available to bona fide graduate schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students' information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.

The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities.

Instructions for new members:

Please visit:

After you enter your name and title, please be sure to select "Name of your institution" from the drop down. It should alert you to the fact that your membership is covered, and then will prompt you to continue to add your contact information.

Please note that this membership will include an electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly (see

Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to register for members-only online access by visiting to have a copy of your login information sent.

If you have any questions please contact:

Lindsay Currie
Membership Coordinator
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th Street NW, Suite 550; Washington, DC 20005
p: 202.783.4810 x 206
f: 202.783.4811