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Council for Undergraduate Research


Bradley University maintains an enhanced institutional membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). 

Through this membership, all members of the Bradley faculty and administration are welcome to establish an individual CUR membership free of charge. To get started, go to the Become a Member page on the CUR website, and start an individual membership application. By naming Bradley University as your institution and by using your Bradley e-mail address, you will get a note verifying that there is no charge for your individual membership. 

The following is just a sampling of services and resources available through CUR. We hope you will take the time to explore CUR's website to learn more about the myriad opportunities available through the organization. 

Free access to CUR publications including a "How To Series", the CUR Quarterly, and Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Conferences and events including the CUR Proposal Writing Institute, CUR Dialogues, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 

Services and resources such as Program Review Services, a speaker's bureau, and CUR awards to recognize outstanding faculty mentorship of undergraduate students

Students can also make use of CUR resources and opportunities by applying to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, presenting a poster to congressional representatives through Posters on the Hill, and through other student resources.


The Council for Undergraduate Research is an excellent resource for Bradley Students. All you need to sign up is your BU e-mail address. On the Council for Undergraduate Research website students will have access to hundreds of research and presentation opportunities. Not only will the Council post their own presentation and research opportunities, they also have relationships with many outside parties who will post opportunities for students as well. 

There are two main highlights for the Council of Undergraduate Research presentation opportunities.

  1. Posters on the Hill
    Posters on the Hill is a presentation opportunity taking place in Washington DC in the Spring of 2016. The date is yet to be determined due to the Congressional calendar needing to be set prior to this date being set. Students from all over the country will have the opportunity to attend and present their research at a national conference. The event is already taking submissions with the last date for applying being November 4, 2015.

  2. National Conference on Undergraduate Research
    The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is held annually every spring. This years conference will take place at the University of North Carolina Asheville from April 7-9, 2016. This is another great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research at a nationally recognized conference, with several awards being distributed. The online application submission opens on October 5, 2015 and closes on December 2, 2015.