CURAS Supports Faculty

Undergraduate Research Guidelines

Faculty and Staff: In conjunction with Human Resources and Finance, CURAS has developed guidelines for paying student researchers. These guidelines help Creighton stay within the legal limits of the Affordable Care Act as well as the Department of Labor's student employment laws.

If you have questions, please contact CURAS Research Program Planner, Meghan Freeman, at meghanfreeman@creighton.edu.

Contact Us

Email: curas@creighton.edu

Biology faculty member and undergraduate researchers in lab

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS) supports faculty by:

  • connecting faculty with best-fit undergraduate researchers
  • encouraging faculty engagement with undergraduate research
  • helping faculty find new opportunities for scholarly activity and research

Faculty Research Fund

The CURAS Faculty Research Fund, established by Edward O'Connor, Ph.D., provost, to support and enhance the research and scholarly work of full-time faculty with undergraduate research students at Creighton University.

There are three types of opportunities for research/scholarly proposals with undergraduates that will be considered for support:

  1. New Investigators: faculty who have NOT previously involved undergraduates in their scholarly work are invited to apply for these special grants with the intent to build on this initial project with undergraduates in order to sustain an active undergraduate research presence in their work
  2. Committed Investigators: faculty who have sustained undergraduate students in their research for at least three consecutive years and have a proven track record of commitment to the development of undergraduate scholars
  3. Investigator Supply Grant: faculty who have involved undergraduates in their research and are in need of a small amount of funding to support an undergraduate research project

Full-Time Faculty holding a tenured or tenure-track position as a Teaching-Research faculty member. Faculty holding non-tenure track positions such as Resident, Research, Adjunct, Special, Visiting, Affiliate or Contributed-Service Faculty are not eligible.

Amount of award

  • New investigator (up to $2,000)
  • Committed investigator (up to $5,000)
  • Investigator supply grant (up to $1,000)

Application Materials

Applications are solicited yearly in the spring semester (March). Last year's application materials are posted below for reference.

2020 Faculty Research Fund

CURAS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Faculty Research Fund award.

Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

The Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Award fosters scholarship among the full-time tenure-track faculties of the College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, and the School of Law. The award is intended to relieve a faculty member from his/her summer teaching and other obligations in order to conduct research and pursue scholarly goals during the summer months.

Fellowships will be offered only to full-time, tenure-track faculty holding a terminal degree in their field. Traditionally, the award includes a stipend for the faculty member plus some funding for direct costs.

2021 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

CURAS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship.

Application Materials

Applications are solicited yearly in the fall semester (November). Last year's application materials are posted below for reference.