- National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs and graduate students.
The NCFDD provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including:
Weekly Monday Motivator
Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
Access to Multi-Week Courses
Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving and moderated writing challenges
Monthly accountability buddy matches
Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals and readings
To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:
Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
Select “Activate my Membership”
Complete the registration form using your @okstate.edu email address
Go to your OSU email to find a confirmation/welcome message. Click “Activate Account” in that email.
Free memberships also available to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and staff.
OSU Contact: Dr. Kristen Baum
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
CUR provides professional development opportunities to support and promote mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. Examples of virtual programs and resources include:
- Access to Advocacy Toolkit
- Access to Bibliographies on Assessment and Integrating Research into the Curriculum
- Access to CUR’s Newswise Subscription
- Access to CUR Webinar Archive
- Access to Undergraduate Researchers Registry
- Access to Post on Job Board
- CUR E-newsletter
- CURE Webinar Registrations (up to 10 free)
- SPUR (Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research) Electronic Subscription
- Discount (30%) on Wiley Publications
- Discounted Registration to CUR Dialogues, Biennial CUR Conference, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Institutes, Program Review, etc.
To activate your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:
- Access My Account using the myCUR dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner of the CUR website.
- Sign in or create an account
- If you previously had an account with CUR, use your email address to access the password reset tool.
- When creating an account make sure to use Oklahoma State University as the name of your primary organization.
- Manage your subscriptions
- Select topics on which you would like to receive information.
- Confirm your institutional affiliation
- Scroll to the bottom of your account page and use the Manage My Institutional Relationship button.
- If you are signing up for the first time and see “No Results” you will need to wait up to 24 hours for your account to link.
- Manage your membership benefits
- OSU has an enhanced institutional membership. You can activate your enhanced membership by selecting the Manage My Membership button and then selecting the Activate Member Benefits button.
Free memberships also available to undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and staff. This opportunity is made available by support from CAS, the VPR’s Office, and the Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research.
CAS Contact: Dr. Kristen Baum
- Access to Advocacy Toolkit
- Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS)
The NCAIS encourages the use of the Newberry collections in American Indian Studies to facilitate relevant writing, education, research, and discussion. As an institutional member, OSU sends a graduate student to the NCAIS Graduate Workshop and Summer Residential Institute, as well as a representative to the Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting. OSU graduate students are eligible to apply for Graduate Student Fellowships ($2,500/month) and OSU faculty are eligible to apply for a residential Faculty Fellowship ($25,200/semester). More information go to the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies website.
OSU Contact: Dr. Richard Boles
- Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium (CRSC)
The CRSC encourages the use of the Newberry collections in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 – ca. 1750). As an institutional member, OSU receives funding each year for OSU students and faculty to travel to the Newberry Library. Go to The Newberry website for more information.
OSU Contact: Dr. Cristina Gonzales
The Conversation publishes articles (600 - 1,000 words) based on scholarship and research (not opinion). Faculty can respond to an “Expert Request” (distributed via email to Department Heads) or “pitch” their own ideas.
Supports faculty research by compiling current information about scholarly activities across Oklahoma State University from internal and external sources and from faculty updates to their profiles. For more information and instructions on setting up your Expert's page, go to the Experts Directory information on the Edmon Low Library website.
Humanities, Arts and Design Program
The Office of the Vice President for Research provides grants up to $10,000 for research projects in Humanities-, Arts- and Design-based disciplines. Proposals are due near the end of the fall semester. For more information, go to the Faculty Resources web page.
President’s Fellows Faculty Research Award
This program supports faculty by equipping them to conduct groundbreaking research through $20,000 awards. Eligible faculty must be tenured and within five years of their date of tenure.
President’s Fellows Leadership Initiative
Provides funding for faculty to participate in leadership development opportunities that align with President’s focus on the three R’s – Reputation, Research and Retention. Recipients attend highly visible and nationally prestigious external leadership development programs. Nominations can be submitted twice a year (usually August and February). Please note that OSU nominees for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Training for Women in Higher Education program are typically selected in the fall. Go to the The HERS Leadership Institute for more information.
Open Access Agreements through the OSU Library
OSU participates in agreements which allow OSU authors (must typically be the corresponding author) to publish their articles open access without the need to pay an article processing charge. Go to the Open Access Agreements page for more information.