Winthrop University: Undergraduate Research - Faculty Development Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research

Faculty Development Opportunities


CUR Dialogues

Held approximately annually (next event is February 13-16, 2020), CUR Dialogues are designed to bring faculty and administrators to Washington, D.C., to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders.


  • Meet in small groups and talk with program officers and grants management officers - NSF, NIH, NEH, DOE, NASA, USDA, and more.
  • Take the opportunity to communicate directly with program officers and grants administrators concerning grant requirements and funders' priorities.
  • Learn how to find new funding opportunities
  • Develop/hone proposal-writing skills
  • Share ideas with colleagues.

Who Should Attend

Faculty at all career stages; undergraduate research directors; grants administrators; development officers. Please visit the Council on Undergraduate Research for more information and registration.


CUR Institutes and Workshops

The Council on Undergraduate Research sponsors several institutes and workshops geared toward promoting undergraduate research and facilitating related faculty development. Current institute offerings include:

  • Beginning a Research Program
  • Broadening Participation (in Undergraduate Research)
  • Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities
  • Integrating UR into Teacher Education Programs
  • Initiating and Sustaining UR Programs
  • Proposal Writing Institute (held annually, typically around July)
  • Transforming UR Culture and Curricula

Mitchell Class


Mentoring Guidelines

Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering by: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.


Robert and Norma Thompson Scholar Application

Through the generosity of Bob and Norma Thompson, the Robert and Norma Thompson Endowment provides financial support via the Thompson Scholar program for faculty development that increases student engagement and learning. The program will provide reassigned time for two classes per year for a faculty member "to work on projects that strengthen the academic, intellectual, and co-curricular life of the university". Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members with at least three years of experience at Winthrop are eligible to apply.

Last Updated: 5/29/20