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National Conference on Undergraduate Research


The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is an annual student conference dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from institutions of higher learning from all corners of the academic curriculum. This annual conference creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.


NCUR was hosted at the University of Kentucky in 2014.  The 2015 conference will take place at Eastern Washington State University.  Details will be available soon. 


The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization representing over 900 colleges and universities and 8,000 individual faculty memberships. Their mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. CUR sponsors the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.