NCUR will be returning to an in-person format at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on April 13-15, 2023.

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research uniquely showcases research done by undergraduates in all fields of study on a national stage. This year, presenters will have the option of having their presentations grouped with others that reflect various conference themes, such as sustainability or human health and wellness, or their fields of study. Conference attendees are able to present their research in a variety of formats, including oral presentations, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, and gallery exhibits. Additionally, there will be opportunities for Special Collaborative Artistic Projects during the conference. 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.

This year, Lafayette will provide funding to support the travel and lodgings for a limited number of students and faculty mentors to attend the conference in-person. Conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the department or program associated with the student’s research. Students must submit their abstract to the Lafayette Academic Research Committee (ARC) for approval prior to submitting their abstracts to NCUR. Only those students who are approved through ARC will receive funding from the College to support their in-person attendance. Interested applicants should review the presentation slides from the fall info sessions, during which important information about the conference structure, participant expectations, and the application timeline were shared. After reviewing the slides and meeting with their faculty advisors, students can submit their abstract to ARC for consideration.

Important dates

  • Oct. 28, 2022: Internal deadline for students to submit abstracts to Academic Research Committee for approval
  • After Nov. 7, 2022: Students notified about ARC abstract decisions
  • Nov. 30, 2022: NCUR abstract submission deadline for ARC-approved students
  • Early Jan. 2023: NCUR notification of decisions on abstracts; Early registration open.
  • Jan. 31, 2023: Early registration deadline
  • Mid-spring: Pre-trip meeting
  • Apr. 12-15, 2023: NCUR 2023 in Eau Claire, WI

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