Learning Through Research


What Is NCUR?

The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR 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 2018's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The Council on Undergraduate Research 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 executive officer, notes:  “CUR’s programs, including its signature student research conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), serve as a “home” for all champions and practitioners of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.”

Commitment to Diversity

NCUR has an abiding cposter1ommitment to provide access to the conference to underrepresented students and to assist in the development of networks and support structures among those students. NCUR and host sites have jointly raised funds to ensure a strong minority presence at the NCUR conferences, because they value diverse dialogue and the infectious spread of the excitement of research by participants to others not in attendance.


2019 Conferenceposter

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
April 11-13, 2019
More Information: Coming Soon

NCUR for Faculty and Administrators

NCUR for Students

History of NCUR

Institutions Leading the Way in NCUR Participation

Map of Past NCUR Locations

How to Submit a Bid to Host a Future Conference

NCUR Proceedings