CURE’s mission is to support and promote undergraduate research in all disciplines across the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. We aim to advance faculty-student research mentorships and collaboration through programing that includes professional development, skill-building workshops, curricular innovation and opportunities for students to showcase their work.
We are committed to fostering a culture of mutual engagement that benefits student researchers and their mentors. Undergraduate research in the liberal and creative arts empowers students to explore their passions, embrace their learning and develop lifelong critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the discipline and beyond.
The LCA College Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) is awarding travel grants for student majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts who will present their work at a peer-reviewed or juried conference/meeting/exhibit (e.g., a presenter of a paper, exhibitor of a creative project, or performer). Funding can be spent on transportation, lodging, and conference registration. Up to $1000 will be awarded per student each fiscal year.
Dance, emojis, zombies, graphic design, YouTube makeup tutorials among wide variety of presentations at third annual event.
Seeking Big Ideas!
The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship award supports research and creative activity conducted by undergraduate students in partnership with a faculty mentor. Recipients of the Marcus Fellowship will be part of a cohort of fellows engaged in programming that supports research throughout the course of the fellowship. This fellowship opportunity is aimed at undergraduates interested in working closely with a faculty member to develop, complete and present a research project.
The Marcus Undergraduate Student Travel Grant awards grants up to $1,000 for student majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts who will present their work at a peer-reviewed or juried conference/meeting/exhibit (e.g., a presenter of a paper, exhibitor of a creative project, or performer). Funding can be spent on transportation, lodging, and conference registration.
"Sexuality in 17th century Japan was not what we expected."
Inspired, in part, by a desire to learn about her Japanese heritage, San Francisco State University History major Kayla Ratliff is reading literature to understand how homosexuality was viewed and practiced in 17th century Japan. She found that sexual relationships between men weren’t stigmatized and wanted to further research the topic.
This project is made possible by a Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Annual Showcase Photo Gallery
From anthropology to zombies, our students explore a range of subjects, stemming from their many curiosities, interests, and passions. View past program booklets (formerly URSCA) for a glimpse.