The 34th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held at Montana State University March 25-28, 2020.

The conference showcases research conducted by undergraduates in all fields of study. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music or theater. More than 3,500 faculty and students from over 300 institutions attend NCUR, making it the largest celebration of undergraduate research.

For a select number of students, Lafayette will support and arrange for participation. Travel and lodging costs are covered by the Office of the Provost, and conference registration costs and meal-related expenses are covered by the relevant department or program.

Those who want to be part of NCUR 2020 will need to submit an application for Lafayette support, which includes an abstract, essay, and other relevant information, by Friday, Oct. 11.

Students also need to have a faculty adviser’s letter of support submitted on their behalf by Friday, Oct. 11.

The Academic Research Committee will review applications to determine which students the College will support at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, and will notify applicants shortly thereafter.

Important Dates

Sept. 9, 2019 – Information session, noon-1 p.m., Hugel 103
Oct. 11, 2019 – Deadline for application and letter of support
Nov. 4-8, 2019 – Notification of Academic Research Committee’s decision
Dec. 6, 2019 – Deadline for application and abstract submissions to NCUR
Jan. 28, 2020 – Notification of NCUR’s decision on abstracts
TBA – Online conference registration closes
March 25, 2020 – Leave for Bozeman, Mont.
March 25-28, 2020 – Conference
March 28, 2020 – Return to Easton

For more information, contact Chelsea Emrick, who is coordinating Lafayette’s participation in NCUR, or Tracie Addy, associate dean for faculty support.