Undergraduate Research

CUR Registry for Undergraduate Researchers

CUR Registry for Undergraduate Researchers

Student presenting her poster at Undergraduate Research Day 2013

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates (who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree) with graduate schools (seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research).  The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to http://www.cur.org/ugreg/ to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student.  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. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

There is no cost to students to create a profile. CUR hopes that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time.  Students will be able to update the listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR also welcomes submissions by students who are engaged in Masters’ Degree programs now but who plan on going on to a PhD program. Students should fill out the information on the form including the date of intended entry to a PhD program and date of completion of the undergraduate degree.  Upload a link to a current CV that contains complete information about MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor).

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match.  Students should be sure to include a statement of research interests, as this will be important for making the match.