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? Yes, students can apply for an NCUR travel grant, which will cover transportation, lodging, and registration. Students who receive an NCUR travel grant will pay a $100 fee and also will be responsible for meals on travel days plus all dinners (students with unmet financial need can apply to Dr. Hamel for a waiver of the $100 fee)
When is the deadline? All we know right now is that NCUR will be held virtually in early to mid April.

The NCUR travel grant application will be due on November 2, 2020

After you receive an email confirmation from URP, you can submit your abstract on NCUR’s website by approximately December 4, 2020*

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

How do I apply? TBA once we hear more from NCUR about the 2021 conference.

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 at California State University – Long Beach. We await notification about whether this conference will be held virtually in March/April 2021.

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