CURO Research Mentoring Awards

The CURO Research Mentoring Award recognizes outstanding faculty who consistently engage undergraduates through CURO Programming (courses, the symposium, summer fellows, theses, et al.) and enhance the learning experience of undergraduate researchers at the University of Georgia. Award recipients receive $750 to provide further support for mentoring undergraduate research endeavors.

Two awards will be granted each year. Recipients will be recognized during the Keynote Session of the annual CURO Symposium and their names will appear in the annual Symposium Book of Abstracts.


Current or former students, deans, directors, and/or department heads can nominate outstanding faculty from their departments and research units who demonstrate superior research mentorship with their undergraduate students by submitting the faculty member’s full name, home department/college, and contact information to Catie Young ( with the subject heading “CURO Faculty Mentoring Award Nomination.” We will contact the faculty members to solicit additional materials.

Faculty members can nominate themselves by submitting the following application materials:

  • A cover letter explaining the faculty member’s interest in collaborating with undergraduate students on research issues – i.e. what are the advantages to mentoring undergraduates?
    • Please include the faculty member’s full name, home department/college, and contact information.
  • A list of the undergraduate students mentored through CURO coursework funded opportunities, the CURO Symposium, conference presentations, and/or publications.
    • Whenever possible, indicate the outcomes/professional impact of this work on the student.
  • 2-3 letters of support from current and/or past students who participated in research with the faculty mentor through CURO coursework or programming

Submit these materials as a PDF via email to Catie Young ( or via campus mail to CURO - 203 Moore College.

Application deadline: February 18 (Extended to March 1 to receive complete applications)


The Director of Honors and CURO, the Associate Director of Honors and CURO, and other award committee members will review the nomination portfolios.

They will look for evidence of achievement and success in outstanding mentoring and teaching; supervision of CURO research courses; direction of CURO Theses; collaboration on publications; and presentations at CURO Symposia and professional conferences.

Award recipients will be notified in March.