National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

What is this? An annual, national undergraduate research conference
Who is eligible?
  • Students with Sophomore, Junior, and Senior standing
  • Students who have already started their projects and have material to present
Is there funding? For virtual NCUR 2021, the NCUR travel grant will cover your registration fee.
When is the deadline? NCUR 2021 will be held virtually April 12-14, 2021.

The NCUR travel grant application is due on November 9, 2020

After you receive an email confirmation from URP, you can submit your abstract on NCUR’s website by December 1, 2020

*(Please do not submit your abstract until your travel grant has been approved)

How do I apply? Visit the NCUR website to submit your abstract once you’ve received confirmation of funding from the UR Program.
Want feedback on your abstract? Go to the Writing Center NCUR abstract workshop November 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm (virtual) – sign up by visiting their website (click here)

NCUR is an annual undergraduate research conference. It is held each spring and organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research in cooperation with a host campus. Open to undergraduate students in all disciplines and all institutions of higher education, NCUR routinely boasts more than 3000 presentations delivered by students from over 400 different colleges and universities.

The venue for NCUR changes from year to year. In 2021, NCUR will be held virtually April 12-14.

If you plan to obtain URP funding to attend NCUR (these grants cover airfare, lodging, and registration), you must submit an NCUR Travel Grant Application (see below) and receive formal approval from the undergraduate research office before submitting an abstract at NCUR’s website.

Barring extenuating circumstances, students who receive NCUR travel funding from the Undergraduate Research Program are expected to submit an application to present at Elon’s Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF).

Important Links

Application Instructions

NCUR Travel Grant Application

Visit the NCUR website