Participant Checklist

By May 15:

  • Register for the institute. Note that all accepted applicants need to register, and the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
  • If you are coming from out of town, be sure you have made travel and lodging arrangements. These will not be provided by the Institute.
  • You will need a laptop or tablet that can connect to wifi during the Institute and that can open doc files and access the web via a browser. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact Erin Dolan at
  • 'Submit your Research Ideas'. The Institute will be most useful if you have already given some thought to the research focus and scope of your CURE.

If you haven't settled on a specific research project, please bring two or three options that you have explored. If you need help finding or selecting a project, you could explore project options through:

You could also contact people in your field to see if you can get involved in their research – this can be your graduate or postdoctoral advisor, a colleague, or a researcher at an institution near you that is doing interesting research. See Table 3 of this paper from Hatfull and colleagues, which outlines seven attributes of research projects that are thought to make them logistically feasible as CUREs.

Before arriving at the Institute:

  • Please remember to bring a laptop or tablet that can open doc files and access the web via wifi.
  • Sign up for an account on the SERC server. We will be utilizing a private workspace during the institute and you will need an account to access it.