Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Resources
As part of the Students as Scholars initiative, Mason is an Enhanced Institutional Member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This membership includes unlimited memberships for any interested faculty, staff, or students. By becoming a member, you can access CUR's online resources, get email delivery of news and the CUR Quarterly journal, and receive discounted registration to CUR conferences and events.
Becoming a Member of CUR
Each CUR member is assigned a unique login username and password. If you previously had login information, it will remain the same. To have a reminder sent to you, visit the CUR Password Reminder page.
If you are new to CUR, please visit the CUR New Member page. After you enter your name and title, select George Mason University from the drop-down menu, along with the disciplinary division you would like to join. It should alert you to the fact that your membership is covered in full by our institutional membership, and will then prompt you to continue to add your contact information. At the bottom of the form, please be sure to leave the Annual Membership Dues area blank. Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and be able to register for members-only access to a variety of online resources.
Benefits of CUR Membership
- CUR Quarterly Subscription: You will receive an electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly, which focuses on topics related to undergraduate research. Each Quarterly issue includes a focus topic; recent topics have included Assessing Outcomes and Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities. Should you wish to receive a paper copy of the CUR Quarterly, subscriptions are available at a reduced rate of $30.00.
- Newsletter Subscriptions: You will automatically start receiving the monthly CUR E-News, an electronic newsletter addressing current undergraduate research issues. The newsletter, which is generated from CUR's National Office, includes topics such as government and policy news from Washington as well as updates on upcoming programs and meetings. Additionally, you may subscribe to other newsletters such as: This Week in Washington or Deadlines and Upcoming Events. To sign up, visit the Members-Only website and review your membership profile.
- Members-Only Website: This website contains information on topics such as funding resources and undergraduate research celebration days at institutions across the country. There is also a special section on Advocacy, which is prepared by Washington Partners, LLC, a firm that CUR has secured to provide research, guidance, support and counsel as CUR seeks to increase its national profile, activities and efficacy.