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Innovate. Investigate. Discover.

Our mission is to support undergraduates in the pursuit of discovering new information, investigating factors of influence, and innovating original work under the collaborative guidance of a faculty mentor.

Our vision is to make collaborative research and scholarly activity a characteristic feature of the undergraduate culture for all AU students, regardless of their identity or major. We strive to develop students’ love of discovery and readiness to contribute to a productive and ethical society through high-impact experiences that foster critical and innovative thinking.



Doing research has given me an academic experience beyond the classroom. I have been able to apply skills as opposed to simply memorizing them, and have learned more than I ever could in a classroom.

Nicholas Maron

Biology major

I am very thankful that funding provided by CURS has been able to make my idea for a research project into a reality.

Joseph Jones

Psychology Major

What does CURS do?

Research grants and fellowship opportunities

Match student and faculty researchers

Foster Community

Summer Scholars Program

Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts (URFA) Conference


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Costa Layman Health Fair provides medical care for farmworkers while giving students valuable experience

This year’s event provided services to more than 90% of the farmworkers who volunteered to participate in the event.

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Listen: Improve learning success using high-impact practices

On this episode of the "Speaking of Higher Ed" podcast, listeners will learn practical strategies and tips for incorporating high-impact practices into their teaching, including fully online courses.

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‘The Super Bowl for undergrad research’: Augusta University showcases student work across disciplines

“This is a pretty big deal for these students,” said Alexandra St. Louis, PhD, coordinator for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. “They come from all walks of life across the campus — from the fine arts to sciences to STEM. This is really kind of the Super Bowl for undergraduate research.”

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New grant program will help fund underrepresented faculty who mentor undergraduate researchers

The UR2 grant awards up to $1,500 for faculty working with undergraduate students of all backgrounds to support travel or research materials of full-time underrepresented faculty or faculty whose work focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

What will you discover?

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