Learning Through Research

2017 Posters on the Hill

Washington, DC

The Council on Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the application dates for our 21st annual Poster on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. This is a competitive event, giving students the opportunity to showcase their research to congressional members, meet with their representatives, and to learn about advocacy for undergraduate research.

In 2016 sixty top student research projects were selected out of hundreds of applications. The Council on Undergraduate Research awarded planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha, with it's CUR Fellows award. Mr. Ojha was a 2011 Posters on the Hill awardee. It was as an undergraduate student that he helped make one of the biggest scientific discoveries of recent history, evidence of flowing water on mars. To view a complete list of 2016 selected student research please take a look at our 2016 full program. Attendees can also view our 2016 Posters on the Hill Participant Agenda. 

2016 Full Program

Posters on the Hill 2016 Participant Agenda


  • Application opens: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Application closes: Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  Portal closes at 11:59PM EST.
  • Notification of selection: early February 2016
  • Posters on the Hill Event: TBD, date will be set once the congressional calendar is in place
Questions about your Posters on the Hill application?  Please email: Lthomas@cur.org

Watch a Short Video on the Program and Application Process:

Abstract Examples:

Past Events