NCUR 2020 Timeline

Abstract Submission Opens Monday, September 30, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline (Closed) Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:59 pm PST
Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) Submission Deadline (Closed) Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:59 pm PST
Graduate & Professional Fair Registration Opens Thursday, October 24
Notification of Decision on Abstracts Wednesday, January 15
Online Registration Opens Wednesday, January 15
Deadline for Early Conference Registration Friday, February 21
Deadline for Late Conference Registration Friday, March 13
Deadline to cancel graduate fair booth for refund Friday, March 13
Payment Deadline Monday March 23
NCUR 2020 Conference Thursday March 26 – Saturday March 28, 2020


NCUR's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Both CUR and Montana State University, this year's host for NCUR, pledge that the 2020 conference will provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students and other participants. 

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is strongly committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community, and views with great concern any actions or policies that affect that commitment to inclusivity. As Elizabeth Ambos, CUR’s former executive officer, notes: “CUR’s programs, including its signature student research conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), serve as 'home' for all champions and practitioners of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.” CUR works hard to create a welcoming, inclusive, sustainable and equitable learning community. We believe that all forms of social diversity – race/ethnicity, class, gender expression, sexual orientation, ableness, veterans’ status, and religion—add to the campus community, enrich the student experience, and facilitate knowledge creation across forms of difference.   To this end, we support critical thought and openness to new ideas. We encourage students to engage in dialogue, listen to differing points of view, and to exercise rigorous inquiry as the future leaders of society who will carve out new pathways towards a more fulfilling and beneficial social existence. 

Montana State University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member or visitor to our community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at our University. Acts of protected class discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation are all prohibited, and the Office of Institutional Equity is here if these issues arise. More information on MSU policy is available at If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed protected class discrimination or harassment in connection with NCUR 2020, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 406-994-2042 or by email at

Accessibility Information

Montana State University and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research are committed to creating an experience that is accessible and provides reasonable accommodations for the needs of those attendees with disabilities. If you are planning to attend this conference and require accommodations for a disability, please complete the space on the Registration Form to request any accommodations. If you prefer to request accommodations in person, please contact Michael McNeil, Director of MSU Disability Services, at or call 406-994-2824 and indicate that this request is for the NCUR Conference. Please submit your requests as soon as possible so that we can make all reasonable efforts to provide accommodations. 

NCUR 2020 Refund Policy/Cancellation Fee

Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee for attendee registration will be honored for all cancellations received, in writing, by March 13, 2020.  No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline.  Send cancellations to 

Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee. 

If you fail to cancel your registration by March 13, 2020, and/or are a no show to the event, you are responsible for payment in full. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2020 cancellation fee represents the cost in time, labor, supplies, postage, etc., expended in registering and deregistering an individual. Because the cancellation fee represents work performed by the staff associated with the event, it is the conference's policy to assess the fee in all cases. 

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only may this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but may also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.[1]

[1] Neither Montana State University or the Council on Undergraduate Research can guarantee what is covered by travel insurance.  You must carefully review any travel insurance policy that you purchase to determine what aspects of your travel will be covered.