UGA CURO program to expand to 500 students in 2016-17

Author: Cal Powell

The UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers UGA undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA.

The program is administered by the Honors Program but expanded to become available to all undergraduates in 2010.

In addition to $3,000 summer fellowship grants, students also can apply for the CURO Research Assistantship, which has provided $1,000 stipends to 250 undergraduates since 2014. The program will expand to 500 students this year.

More than 400 students presented original research at the annual CURO Symposium in April.

Undergraduate research is a key component of UGA’s initiative to expand experiential learning on campus, as noted by UGA President Jere Morehead in a recent State of the University address.

Due to the growth and success of the program, Morehead said the annual budget of CURO has been increased to $500,000 to allow more students to participate.

“Every UGA student who has won a major national academic scholarship has participated in CURO,” Morehead said. “This fact reveals the strength of the undergraduate research program at the University of Georgia, and we intend to enrich it even more.”

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