CURE Networking Fellowships: Call for Applications
In order to build further capacity for Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), CUREnet2 invites applications for a series of $1,000 CURE Networking Fellowships for faculty members to support Development, Implementation, and Sustainability activities related to their CURE. CUREnet Fellows will be selected and networked into three cohorts:
- Development Fellows will be faculty members who use their Fellowship to launch new research projects and directions related to CUREs they are developing. Funds can be used to support travel, purchase equipment and supplies, or cover other costs associated with developing research capacity related to a CURE. For example, a Development Fellow could travel to meet with a research collaborator who is interested in co-developing a CURE or to learn techniques that they will implement in their CURE. Applications open now – deadline is June 15, 2018
- Implementation Fellows will be faculty members who will use their Fellowship to make substantive revisions or improvements to the CUREs they are already teaching. Funds can be used to support travel, purchase equipment and supplies, or cover other costs associated with improving a CURE that is already being taught. More details will follow when applications open in Fall 2018.
- Sustainability Fellows will be faculty members who will use their Fellowship to engage in activities that will help to ensure the long-term sustainability of CUREs they are already teaching. Funds can be used to support travel, equipment, materials and supplies, or other costs associated with developing research capacity related to a CURE. More details will follow when applications open in Spring 2019.
Faculty members are eligible for a CUREnet Fellowship if they:
- Have participated in a CURE Institute or similar professional development related to CURE instruction: https://serc.carleton.edu/curenet/institutes/index.html OR
- Have an entry in the CURE collection in progress: https://serc.carleton.edu/curenet/collection.html
Benefits and Expectations
- Receive a $1,000 budget to spend on their fellowship activities (spending must comply with University of Georgia and National Science Foundation policies).
- Have access to cohort-based interactions and learning opportunities as well as support for networking with potential mentors and collaborators in the broader CUREnet community.
- Receive acknowledgement of the Fellowship in the form of letters to recipients and their administration, as desired.
Fellows are expected to generate a product that helps build community capacity for CURE instruction, such as a new or improved entry in the CURE collection, a contribution of other content to the CUREnet site such as advice on garnering funding, or other capacity-building product.
Applications for Development Fellowships are Open!
To apply, individuals must use the application form to submit:
- A 2-page statement of interest that outlines Fellowship plans including the rationale, potential for impact and capacity building, anticipated product(s) to be shared, and budget explanation (how will the $1,000 be spent?)
- A 2-page biographical sketch or resume that highlights the applicant's experiences and accomplishments related to CURE instruction, undergraduate teaching, and undergraduate research.