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UROC Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Faculty Fellowship Program

Application is now live. See below for more information.

The Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Faculty Fellowship program will provide CSUMB faculty (lecturers and tenure-track) the space and structure to develop instructional materials, curricular activities and evaluation strategies for the integration of authentic research activities into new or current CSUMB courses. UROC is particularly interested in supporting the development of general education (GE) and/or first year seminar (FYS) courses. Applicants are welcome from all disciplines and interdisciplinary CUREs are strongly encouraged.

The program will be hosted and facilitated by Dr. Corin White, Curriculum Associate, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center and Dr. Corin Slown, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences.

Participants will be paid for 40 hours of work to create their deliverables as well as 32 hours of participation in the retreats to cultivate a faculty learning community, for a total of 72 hours based on summer salary. Participants will also be expected to respond to pre-retreat planning questions and to participate in program evaluation efforts including a post-program evaluation form.

*CSUMB RSCA applicants and/or awardees who will be developing research-based courses are highly encouraged to participate in the UROC Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) fellowship program. Recipients of CSUMB RSCA awards may apply for an additional award from UROC for retreat participation.

Program Benefits

  • Up to $5,760 for 72 hours of work (based on summer salary rate)
  • A structured program with course design/development deliverables
  • Assistance with developing evaluation strategies and scaffolding
  • Support in course development/design
  • Funding for CURE assistant support, supplies and equipment


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • CSUMB Faculty or Lecturer
  • Willing and able to make a full time commitment to the summer program (cohort will meet three times in the summer and winter for mini-retreats totaling 32 hours of time)
  • Planning to implement a CURE in the Fall of 2020 and/or the Spring of 2021

Application is now live. The priority deadline to apply is March 2, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on available funds.

2020 CURE Fellowship Program Application

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

(831) 582-4241