MCURE Funding

Mentored Course-Embedded Undergraduate Research Experiences (MCUREs)

MCUREs are course-embedded inquiry-based experiences targeted at strengthening the biomedical pipeline in Delaware. This DE-INBRE supported program seeks to push the envelope by supporting PUI faculty who transform their biomedical curriculum by incorporating high-impact inquiry-based pedagogical practices in Delaware. Potential MCUREs sponsored projects include course-based undergraduate research experiences that involve students in (i) authentic research experiences as part of a class, (ii) collaborations that integrate faculty and students from PUIs into sequenced courses and class projects, (iii) service-learning projects within courses that address Delaware’s biomedical community-identified needs, or (iv) specific research-driven coursework aimed at providing professional development opportunities for students at PUIs.


Faculty must submit MCUREs applications (requesting up to $15,000 maximum direct cost support) by March 15, 2021, to Dawn Everhart, DE-INBRE Assistant Director at

Faculty can only receive one MCUREs award per funding cycle with a May 1st start date, and funds must be used by April 30th the following year (and may not exceed $15,000 direct costs).