What is it?

A Carleton University Research Center (CURC) is a formally structured organization that does not comprise a department, institute or school within the University that is established with the purpose of advancing scholarly activity primarily through collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research, student engagement, research dissemination, knowledge mobilization and outreach.

Why is it important?

A CURC is a collaborative research model where faculty members with diverse expertise, but common research interests, work together in a research related environment at Carleton.  These units are self-sustaining and do not receive financial support from the University operating budget.  They may offer their services, for a fee, to internal and external groups.

Where do I find more information?

The Carleton University Research Centres policy has information about CURCs and setting up a CURC.