Summer Undergraduate Research

Annual Timeline

  • Mid-January – Faculty proposals for CURI Summer Research funding due. Faculty with outside-funded projects use the proposal form to post their project descriptions and criteria
  • January-February – CURI Faculty Advisory Panel reviews faculty proposals
  • Mid-February – CURI Faculty Advisory Panel meets to finalize project approval
  • Mid-February – Summer Research Project descriptions (both CURI-funded and grant-funded) posted to CURI website; student online application opens
  • March 6 – Student applications for Summer Research Program positions due
  • Mid-March – Faculty send CURI their selections of student researchers for their projects, CURI notifies all student applicants before spring break
  • Students have until the Friday after spring break to accept or decline the offered positions
  • Last Tuesday in May – Orientation and start of 10-week Summer Research Program
  • Friday, June 5, 2015 – Research Plans Symposium
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 – Closing Symposium – CURI Undergraduate Researchers present the results of their work with faculty on summer projects in the fine arts, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Posters and presentations in the Tomson Hall Atrium and Tomson 280.

Additional Links for Students


Brian Borovsky (Physics) and Doug Casson (Political Science) talk with Christophe Porot ’13 during a CURI event.