REDE has a goal of doubling the number of students engaged in undergraduate research this academic year. Faculty are a key aspect of this ambitious plan. REDE and the Office of Undergraduate Research is dedicated to supporting faculty mentors for undergraduate research.
The Office of Undergraduate Research offers the following faculty resources:
Faculty Development Awards for Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences
The Office of Undergraduate Research anticipates continued funding for the Faculty Development Award for Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) program during the 2022-23 academic year.
The 2017-18 academic year marked the first call for competitive awards for faculty development projects, partially funded by the UNC System office and supplemented by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Five individuals or teams of faculty were funded. Most projects focused on improving and expanding strategies to support research within courses. CUREs can serve as the first experience in research, and for some students, the only experience in research during their undergraduate career.
The application and instructions for the 2022-2023 academic year will be made available soon.
Council on Undergraduate Research
ECU has upgraded its membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The enhanced institutional membership has many benefits, including no-cost memberships for faculty, students and staff. This allows members to access discounts to attend CUR’s National Conference and other CUR events. Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the many benefits that a CUR membership has to offer. A complete list of membership benefits can be found here.