Learning Through Research

Posters on the Hill 2017

Capitol2017 Posters on the Hill

Washington, DC - Spring 2017

The Council on Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the application dates for its 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 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 its 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 the 2016 full program. Attendees can also view the 2016 Posters on the Hill Participant Agenda.


  • Application opens: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Application closes: Friday, November 4, 2016.  Portal closes at 11:59PM EST.
  • Notification of selection: early February 2017
  • 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 Lindsey Thomas

Watch a Short Video on the Program and Application Process:

Abstract Examples:

Past Events