CUR’s First Virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research Will Highlight Student Projects from across the Globe

On April 12-14, 2021, students from colleges and universities from around the world will participate in the 2021 virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), coming together online to share their research in all academic disciplines. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), in collaboration with higher education institutions, typically hosts more than 4,000 participants at the annual NCUR to highlight the impressive work of national and international undergraduate researchers, to demonstrate the value of investment in undergraduate research, and to provide professional development and networking opportunities for students and their mentors.

“We are excited about the first virtual NCUR,” said CUR Executive Officer Lindsay Currie. “As students often face funding or scheduling challenges in considering presentation opportunities for their research, a virtual event can provide more flexibility as well as a larger audience. We also look forward to welcoming more international and underrepresented students and providing a dynamic venue for undergraduates, faculty members, mentors, scholars, journalists, and members of the public to learn more about the exceptional contributions of undergraduate researchers.”

In addition to presentation opportunities, the 2021 NCUR will offer a virtual graduate school fair and an array of interactive sessions. For further details on the event, including submission and registration information, visit the NCUR website.


The Council on Undergraduate Research supports faculty development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. More than 700 institutions and more than 13,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that the best way to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline is through research in close collaboration with faculty members.


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