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Research Societies and Organizations

CUR LogoUT Knoxville is an enhanced institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), an affiliation of nearly 600 colleges and universities that share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities. The enhanced CUR membership allows interested UTK faculty, staff, or students to register for a free password-based login that will provide access to the group’s members-only web site. Other benefits include an electronic subscription to CUR Quarterly, a journal on undergraduate research issues, and a monthly e-newsletter. To become a member, click on the Individual Online Application link, enter your name and title, then select University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN) from the Institution drop down. It should alert you that your membership is covered and prompt you to continue adding your contact information.

CUR also hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Professions, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. To sign up, visit the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers website.

Several sites provide additional information to help undergraduates make the most of opportunities in research and creative activity opportunities.

WebGuru Guide for Undergraduate Research

UT Honors Programs

UT Undergraduate Research Students’ Association

UT Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)

Planning for Graduate School

Funding Graduate School