The primary goal of Xavier University’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is to encourage and support undergraduate research. CUR connects students in all disciplines to information and opportunities for both on-campus and off-campus research experiences.


CUR funds a limited number of travel awards for students to present their research at national and international conferences. CUR sponsors annual campus-wide exhibitions of research and creative work in the spring (Festival of Scholars) and summer (Summer Symposium.) CUR also holds workshops and info sessions to assist students with writing proposals and applications for competitive research opportunities.

CUR provides one-on-one mentoring and advising for students at all levels. CUR helps undergraduates identify research programs and find the appropriate research mentor.  CUR also provides small mini-grants for students in STEM through the BUILD program.