Engaging Minds. Empowering Students. Are You Ready?
NCUR 2025 @Pittsburgh | April 7-9, 2025

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 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 student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all disciplines. Overall, this conference offers a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and offers student career readiness development. 

Our friends at the College Matters Alma Matters podcast attended NCUR 2024 and captured interviews with some of the student presenters on how their undergraduate research experiences impacted their lives and prepared them for their futures. Use the buttons below to listen to the three podcasts in this series.

Why Participate?

We encourage student researchers to participate in NCUR to forge new connections, advocate for undergraduate research, build students’ professional profiles, expand on their resumes, hone in on their essential career skills, and much more. We encourage faculty, mentors, and the undergraduate research community to participate in NCUR to continue to advocate and celebrate the community as well as expand upon their professional development from various mentoring sessions.  

Exhibit at NCUR 2025

CUR has selected Pittsburgh, PA to hold the 2025 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). NCUR 2025 will take place on April 7-9, 2025 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Registration for NCUR 2025 is currently open. Explore the 2025 prospectus and then register using the links below.

Additional sponsorship opportunities with NCUR will be available in late summer. Want to customize your sponsorship opportunities and ideas? Please email Elizabeth Moris at to express interest.

For details on packages, please refer to the prospectus above.
Package #1 is currently sold out for 2025.

Dates You Need to Know 

May 2024Future Fair Registration Opens to Public
September 2024Submissions Portal Opens
November 2024Volunteer [Abstract Review] Call Closes
December 2024Submission Portal Closes
January 2025Notifications Released + Registration Opens
February 2025Future Fair Registration Closes
March 2025Registration Closes
Speaker Materials Due
April 7-9, 2025NCUR 2025
All dates above are subject to change. Please continue to monitor website.

For any questions about NCUR 2025, please reach out to us at

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