The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) uniquely showcases research done by undergraduates in all fields of study on a national stage. Conference attendees are able to present their research in a variety of formats, including oral presentations, poster presentations, performance, film, and visual arts displays. In previous years, more than 2,800 faculty and students from over 300 institutions attended NCUR in person, making it the largest celebration of undergraduate research.

Every year, Lafayette provides funding to support the travel and lodgings for a limited number of students and faculty mentors to attend the spring conference in-person. Conference registration fees and some meal expenses  are  the responsibility of the department or program associated with the student’s research. In the fall, students must submit their abstract to the Lafayette Faculty Affairs and Resources Committee (FARC)  for approval prior to submitting their abstracts to NCUR. Only those students who are approved through FARC will receive funding from the College to support their in-person attendance. 

For more information, contact Millie Smith, who coordinates Lafayette’s participation in NCUR.