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Faculty are invited to apply for funds to transform existing course into CUREs or develop a new CURE course.  A diversity of CURE topics using a range of tools and approaches is advantageous in reaching as many students as possible in the College of Arts and Sciences and across campus.  For example, the College has a need for new First Year Seminars (FYS) especially in STEM.  Developing CURE FYSs will help reach many General Education curriculum goals simultaneously. Different instructors or teams of instructors could develop and teach CUREs within a department.

See a list of members of our FLC cohorts.


A CURE is a research-intensive course based almost entirely on active student research in which the question and discoveries are novel to both the student and the professor.  Students enrolled in a CURE will learn the importance of collaboration, discovery, and iteration in the research process.

“Don’t make the mistake I did when I saw the first QEP call for proposals in 2016,” Hinson said.  “I thought the courses were aimed only at STEM areas and did not see my classes in that category. I deleted the email.”  A colleague pointed out that the CURE program of the QEP could work well in his “Southern Legacies: The Descendants Project” course.


Award Amount:  Awards will provide up to $5,000 in salary support for course instructors that also attend a year-long faculty learning community. Funds are also available to cover costs of conducting the project (supplies, graduate research consultants, etc.). This award may be split between two instructors working on a joint proposal.

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:00PM

Application:  Download the CURE Application and instructions.

Faculty Learning Communities:  Award recipients will take part in regularly scheduled FLC meetings.  These meetings will allow faculty from all disciplines to share ideas, problems, and solutions around the development and/or implementation of their CURE.  The FLCs will meet monthly over the academic year. See a list of the members of our FLC cohorts.

“Students learned the basic steps in research from formulating a question to presenting and defending results and conclusions. They learned that hypotheses can be wrong and that is OK.” -CURE FLC member

Read a College of Arts & Sciences story about faculty developing new courses.