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Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Welcome to CURCI

The College of Arts & Sciences launched the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (CURCI) in 2016 in order to promote, publicize, facilitate, and celebrate the transformative educational experiences that occur through student-faculty collaborations. 

CURCI’s mission aims to animate Ignatian inquiry and student transformation in the context of undergraduate scholarly and creative works.  We accomplish this by funding projects and presentations, which create student experiences that amplify their self-awareness today so that they may be Ignatian leaders tomorrow.  Specifically, CURCI administers funds as well as supports fundraising for projects and presentations, while also capturing the student impact from those projects and presentations.  Support for undergraduate scholarly and creative works comes in the form of Morris Undergraduate Research Fellowships, the Killen Scholars Program, Jesuit Mission Fellowships, CURCI Fellowships or Research Assistantships, as well as long-standing programs within the Natural Sciences – notably the Gonzaga Science Research Program.  Opportunities for the presentation of undergraduate scholarly and creative works can be found through the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference, CAS Undergraduate Research Showcase, Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, and CAS Conference Awards. 

For details about opportunities and eligibility, see myGU.  

CURCI Provides Research Opportunities to CAS Students from all Disciplines.

Angela Rae

Research isn't just about STEM; the arts, humanities, and social sciences also provide a wealth of opportunities to explore the human experience, and the College of Arts & Sciences' Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (CURCI) serves as an essential resource for students seeking to enrich their undergraduate learning experiences in all areas of the College.

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Humanities Building, Room 123
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-5934