CUR Membership

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Membership

SUNY Geneseo has purchased an Enhanced Institutional Membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  This membership will allow all SUNY Geneseo faculty and staff members to join CUR at no additional cost.  Instructions for joining below..

What is the Council on Undergraduate Research?

CUR is a national organization representing over 900 colleges and universities whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. While traditionally focused on the sciences, CUR has recently expanded its initiatives to support undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences.  CUR's leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR also provides support for faculty development and its publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs.

What are the benefits of being a member of CUR?

Among other benefits, membership in CUR will provide each SUNY Geneseo registrant with an electronic subscription to Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), featuring news and information about undergraduate research activities at other schools, descriptions of research funding available from federal and foundation sources, and feature articles on undergraduate research. Members are also encouraged to submit articles to SPUR for consideration by the editors. Members also have the ability to network and collaborate with other members to discuss issues, solve problems, and share resources in the CUR Community.  The CUR Community includes an open forum for all members as well as special networks for sharing job postings and a student journals community. Geneseo faculty and staff will find membership in CUR to be a valuable resource.

Instructions for joining
  1. Go to the CUR Institutional Membership - Enhanced Institutional page
  2. Complete the short form labeled "Submit to Access Your Institution's Enhanced CUR Membership Benefits" and list the institution as "State University of New York- Geneseo".
  3. Please note that this membership will include an electronic subscription to Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR).
  4. Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to register for members-only online access. 

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Baldwin ( in the Office of Sponsored Research.