National Conference on Undergraduate Research

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR is a wonderful opportunity to meet peers and faculty from around the country working in similar research fields, learn about how research and scholarship is conducted in fields very different than your own, to learn about graduate school and employment opportunities, and of course to develop your presentation skills. All abstracts and applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee from the host institution. Students presenting at the National Conference will have the option of doing an oral or poster presentation. Visit the official website here.

  • NCUR Application Portal: Opens October 1st, 2020
  • NCUR Call for Abstracts Deadline: Early Decision Deadline November 1st, 2020; Final Deadline December 1st, 2020

  • NCUR 2021 Date: TBA, April 2020 2021 (Virtual Format for 2021)

 NCUR Application Process

Design Your Project

As part of your application to present, you should have a fully-formed and planned research or creative project. Work closely with your faculty mentor and any project partners you may have to design and carry out your project.

Write a Proposal

When the call for abstracts in sent out by the NCUR pannel, take time and effort to submit your proposal. Writing help can be obtained through contacting your faculty mentor, other project partners, and the URC.

Submit Application for Call for Abstracts

Submit your application by the deadline with all the necessary materials. Submit your application with contact information for the URC. We will be notified of your acceptance and use this to plan for travel funding.

Confirm Travel with the URC

Once your submission is accepted, look for emails from the URC and work with us to decide your travel plans and what funding you will recieve from us to present at NCUR.


Travel to NCUR and present your work. Build your presentation skills, view other presentations by students from across disciplines, and enjoy the process of undergraduate research.