The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Posted by ub-curca on August 29, 2017 in News & Announcements

UB is an Enhanced member of CUR. This institutional membership allows all UB faculty, staff and students to sign up for free individual memberships. The benefits of being an individual member include:

  • An electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly, which discusses issues about student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship for all disciplines
  • Major discounts to attend CUR’s National Conference and CUR Dialogues, both of which include workshops and opportunities to network with peers and representatives of funding agencies.
  • Free access to CUR hosted webinars.
  • Access to information on funding opportunities, jobs, and other resources on the members’ only portion of CUR’s website, in the monthly CUR E-newsletter, and over CUR’s listserv.
  • Eligibility to receive mentoring or pre-submission proposal reviews from colleagues in your discipline.
  • The opportunity to develop and be recognized for leadership skills within the academic community by serving on CUR committees and on the General Council or participating in departmental consulting, speaking, and other leadership activities.

For more information and to learn how to become a member, please visit the Council on Undergraduate Research page on the CURCA website.


CURCA Location Change

Posted by ub-curca on August 22, 2017 in News & Announcements

Stop by the Experiential Learning Network in 17 Norton Hall to visit CURCA’s new office space!


Undergraduate Research Award Applications

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in News & Announcements

The individual and group research award applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on our website.  The deadline for the first round of Undergraduate Research Awards for this academic year is Wednesday, October 1, at 3pm!  Get your completed application packet to our office in 24 Capen Hall by the deadline for an opportunity to be awarded up to $500 to fund your project.  You can find instructions and the application packet here.


New Location!

Posted by on July 14, 2014 in News & Announcements

CURCA has moved!  You can now find us in 24 Capen, in the Undergraduate Education suite.  Come by and check out our new space!


Care to be added to our listserv?

Posted by on June 15, 2014 in News & Announcements

If you would like updates from CURCA regarding new research opportunities, funding options, and events on campus that support undergraduate research to be sent directly to you, let us know!  We’ll add you to our listserv so that you won’t miss a thing!

Email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Graduation year (if you are a student)
  • Major research interests

Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Events, News & Announcements

Applications are now being accepted to present at this year’s Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 23rd in the CFA Atrium.  Apply now for your chance to present your research to faculty, staff, students, and alumni at this prestigious event.

Please visit our Celebration of Student Academic Excellence page for guidelines and project submission forms.


Case Western Reserve University Journal Submissions

Posted by on December 2, 2013 in News & Announcements, Research Opportunities Outside of UB

Discussions, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Case Western Reserve University, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue.  The submission deadline is January 17, 2014. 

Visit their website for more information.


2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup

Posted by ub-curca on September 16, 2013 in Competitions, News & Announcements

Win your share of $300k in prizes!

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition.  The three main competitions are back for 2014:  Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. And once again the prizes are substantial: $50,000 to the first-place team in each competition!  All of the rules for 2014 are available now and there are a lot of changes, so please take a look.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Microsoft Imagine Cup website.

Good Luck!!


Summer Opportunity: Explorations of Health & Science

Posted by ub-curca on April 17, 2013 in News & Announcements

Translational Research in Multidisciplinary Teams:  From Bench to Bedside 

May 19-24, 2013, Greiner Hall, University at Buffalo


The Extension Learning Experience “Explorations of Health & Science” will be a unique faculty-led experience that will allow students to explore translational research in multidisciplinary teams over a six-day period at UB over the summer. Through a variety of excursions, tours, discussions and participation in the program, University at Buffalo faculty will lead students on an exploratory experience where they can learn more about the role of research and its importance when applying for programs.


You will explore health science careers within the framework of translational research and multidisciplinary teams in the area of substance abuse and addictions. The experience will help you find the appropriate major, graduate programs, and career for your passions. You will have the opportunity to learn first-hand the potential of health and science related disciplines as pathways to interesting and fulfilling careers.  Students will earn an opportunity to work directly in a small-group format with faculty in health science departments.


Why Should You Participate?

  • Work closely with faculty in the health sciences fields
  • Develop a clear path to educational programs that includes hands-on research training
  • Gain new insights into how a career in health science research can be pursued while completing your degree at UB
  • Learn about career pathways that are being developed today and will be “jobs of the future”
  • Appreciate how undergraduate research experiences may strengthen your application to research-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs


Registration Cost: $590.00 | Registration Deadline: May 1, 2013

To Register and for more information: and Science Extension Learning Experience SU 2013

Please look at the two attachments below:

Law_Extension Experience Brochure SU 2013

Health and Science Extension Learning Experience SU 2013


Microbiology Research Experience for Undergraduates

Posted by ub-curca on January 31, 2013 in News & Announcements, Research Opportunities Outside of UB

Apply to the UNLV  Environmental Microbiology REU.

Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hyper-saline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaption to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers.

– 10 week program: May 26 to August 2, 2013

– $5,000 stipend plus housing and travel support

Application deadline: Friday Feb 15, 2013. Download a podcast with tips on submitting a competitive application.