PURC Center

CURE Development Grant

UNC System

Course‐Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Development Grant

Through a grant provided by the UNC General Administration, the Pembroke Undergraduate Research & Creativity Center invites UNCP faculty to apply for funding to ingrain undergraduate research projects into the courses they teach.

In STEM disciplines, a CURE project might begin as part of a faculty member’s own research program, offering research experience beyond lab assistantships to a broader array of students. In arts, humanities, social sciences, and business programs, CUREs might leverage individual students’ interests in the instructor’s area of expertise. Either way, CUREs cultivate skills that support the development of higher- order research.

CURE projects eligible for PURC funding may range from a short module embedded in an existing course to an entirely new course. The CURE could be for undergraduate students at any level, from introductory to senior students, and funds may be used for supplies or equipment, travel to workshops or conferences, and/or stipends to develop CURE projects. Faculty may apply for individual grants up to $1,000 or collaborative grants up to $2,000, to be expended by June 30th, 2017. For examples of appropriate CURE projects, please visit http://curenet.cns.utexas.edu/projects.

 

Proposal will take the form of a non-technical proposal of one page (11 point font, with 1-inch margins) that includes the following:

  • Title
  • Name and position at UNCP
  • Description of proposed CURE project
  • Proposed budget including personnel

Deadline for proposals is February 17, 2017. The award will be announced by February 22, 2017. Please address questions and submit proposals to Ryan Anderson (ryan.anderson@uncp.edu) and Scott Hicks (scott.hicks@uncp.edu).

All awardees are expected to participate in a two-day CURE Summit to be scheduled for the last week of April or first two weeks of May (final date pending, but most likely April 30-May 1). In accordance with conditions specified in General Administration’s funding of the Development Grants from which awardees will be funded and to foster system-wide collaboration, awardees will be expected to share their CURE projects with awardees and program participants system-wide.