The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship office offers funding assistance twice per year (Fall and Spring) in support of faculty-led undergraduate student research, scholarship, and creative activity. Faculty and students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals. Funds can be used towards travel (see details below) or the purchase of materials and supplies necessary for the project.
View this short video on tips for successful CURS proposals by CURS Director, Dr. Quentin Davis.
Faculty may submit an application for materials needed to conduct research or scholarly work in collaboration with one or more undergraduates. Review the call for proposals prior to submitting application. Request should not exceed $1000.
Faculty may submit an application for travel to conduct or present research or scholarly work in collaboration with one or more undergraduate students. Please review the call for proposals prior to submitting application. Request should not exceed $1000.
Undergraduate students may submit an application for travel to conduct or present research or scholarly work produced in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Groups of students attending same conference should submit 1 proposal per trip/conference. Review the Call for Proposals for guidance. Request should not exceed $1000. All student names (who are confident they can travel) should be included in proposal. Please note: Student travel grants must be student-written (may be reviewed by a faculty mentor). These submissions will be weighed against other student applicants.
Unallowable expenses include (but are not limited to): publication fees, membership dues, personnel (stipends, consulting fees, technicians, etc), participation incentives, core facility charges.
1. Upon notice of awarded proposal, awardee (or business manager) should complete the online: Use of Funds Agreement
2. CURS will transfer funding to your home department for expenditure or reimbursement.
3. If travel is awarded, you need to acquire Travel Authorization prior to travel, and complete the appropriate Travel Expense worksheet for reimbursement after travel.
4. Complete a Grant Utilization Report by Feb 1 (Fall grants) /June 1 (Spring grants)
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Summer is the perfect time to host student/faculty collaborations in research. Students have less academic obligations and can focus on a research intensive experience. We have provided a program that allows faculty to create an environment over 5 or 9 weeks to mentor and guide students in the research and scholarship process. This looks different to the various disciplines at Augusta University, but the impact on student researchers is powerful.
CURS provides student stipends, funding towards materials, supplies needed for the research, and eligible faculty receive a stipend. Housing is not provided. encourages Innovation, Investigation, and Discovery, Join us in 2022! Learn More about the SSP.
Faculty proposals accepted now through January 4.
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Student applications open in February.
Fellowships are traditionally awarded to graduate students or professionals with the intention of supporting the individual’s scholarly pursuits. CURS is proud to announce 3 new undergraduate fellowships open to Augusta University undergraduates as of Spring 2021 to students pursuing research outside of the classroom and under the guidance of a scholarly mentor. There are three types of CURS fellowships: International Researcher;
Student researchers are eligible to apply for the following designations to be awarded at graduation. The Distinction in Research and Distinction of Excellence in Research are awarded by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to recognize student’s active engagement in the process of discovery, investigation, and innovation above and beyond the baccalaureate degree. These designations will be listed on the eligible students' academic transcripts. Research Honor cords (in lavender) are provided to those who apply and achieve the Distinction in Research award. The Honor cord and a medallion will be provided to those who apply and achieve the Distinction of Excellence in Research.
Please see the eligibility criteria and start your path towards these prestigious awards.
Faculty mentoring is a very important part of undergraduate research. We value the time, effort, and energy put into guiding students through the discovery process. Student are encouraged to recognize and show their appreciation by nominating a mentor for one of the following awards.
Student or peer nominated awards to recognize and show appreciation to a faculty member who has mentored one or more undergraduate students in research or scholarship. Nominations are accepted all year and awards may be presented at any point throughout the academic year. Awards are presented by nominator and CURS usually during a class period.
Student nominated award to recognize and show appreciation to one faculty member annually who has shown excellence in mentoring one or more undergraduate students in research or scholarship. Nominations are accepted Mar 1 - March 30. The CURS Advisory Committee selects among all nominations. Eligible mentors are AU faculty who have mentored undergraduates in research for at least one year.The award, including plaque and $500 in funding for student research, is presented during Undergraduate Research Week each spring.