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? The NCUR travel grant typically covers conference registration, group travel to and from the conference location (set dates), and a group stay at a hotel (2 students per room). Funding is only provided for students whose NCUR travel grants are approved.
When is the deadline? The NCUR travel grant application is due on November 3, 2023 at 5 pm.

After you receive an email confirmation from URP that your funding application was approved (by Nov 27, 2023), you can submit your abstract on NCUR’s website (by Dec 8, 2023).

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

How do I apply? Click here to apply for funding to cover NCUR 2023 registration by November 3, 2023. All Elon students who would like to attend NCUR must fill out this form. Click here for information on abstract formatting from NCUR.

Once you’ve received confirmation of funding from the UR Program (by Nov 27, 2023), visit the NCUR website to submit your abstract by Dec 8, 2023.

* Do not register for NCUR. We will do this as a group in January, 2024.

Want feedback on your abstract? Go to the Writing Center NCUR abstract workshop Oct 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm – sign up by visiting their website (click here).
Need more info? Look over this document for more details (click NCUR Travel Grant Information).

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 4,000 presentations delivered by students from over 400 different colleges and universities. The venue for NCUR changes from year to year. In 2024, NCUR will be held April 8-10 in Long Beach, CA. Click here to watch videos on Elon student perceptions of NCUR.

If you plan to obtain URP funding to attend NCUR (these grants cover airfare, ground transportation, 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

NCUR Travel Grant Information 2024

NCUR Travel Grant Application

Visit the NCUR website