What is Undergraduate Research?

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by undergraduate students that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

Why Become Involved in Undergraduate Research?

  • To allow students to be creators of knowledge rather than consumers of knowledge
  • To develop critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
  • To develop an understanding of research methodology
  • To enhance student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • To improve opportunities for enrollment in graduate education
  • To provide effective career preparation
  • To open funding opportunities such as awards, grants and scholarships
  • To present at local, state, and national conferences

NCUR Dates

Abstracts Due to Advisory Committee:

  • November 3, 2017

Abstracts Due to NCUR:

  • December 5, 2017

Acceptance Notifications Sent:

  • January 23-February 2018

Online Registration Opens:

  • January 23, 2018

Early Registration Deadline:

  • February 22, 2018

NCUR 2018 Conference:

  • April 4-7, 2018

View the guidelines for NCUR abstracts.