Learning Through Research

Abstract Submission


Abstract Guidelines

All primary submitters will need to create a new account.  You can do this here.  Once you have created an account, you will be able to log in and submit an abstract.  Should your abstract be accepted, you may register for the conference using the same login information.  Registration will open January 8, 2014.

Note to students who have submitted to NCUR in past years: A new NCUR account must be created each year.  Information does not carry over from year to year.

Abstracts should:

  1. State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research.
  2. Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
  3. State conclusions and significance.
  4. Include text only (no images or graphics)
  5. Be well organized.
Other formatting guidelines:
  1. References are allowed within abstracts, but not required.
  2. All formatting and special characters (e.g., scientific symbols) will not be processed by the form. Your abstract text should be in plain text format.  There is space in the form to include a link to online documentation, formulas, images, music files, etc. in support of your submission.  You may otherwise use this space to provide a link to a location where your abstract can be viewed in its original form.
  3. There is a 450-word limit for each abstract.
You will need to have the following information available when submitting your abstract:
  1. Name and e-mail address for each faculty mentor and co-author
  2. Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator name, e-mail address, and phone number
  3. Presentation type: oral, poster, visual arts, or performing arts
  4. Field of study (See below for the complete list.)
Two abstracts per primary author are permitted.  There is no limit on the number of abstracts submitted per co-author.

All abstracts will undergo a rigorous review by a panel of faculty reviewers.  Abstract reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the criteria listed above and will assess overall merit within the context of the specific academic discipline.

Note: The title and author(s) of your abstract will appear EXACTLY as they are entered in the abstract submission form.  Please double check punctuation and spelling before submitting.

Abstract submission is now open.
Deadline: December 6, 2013 at 11:59PM EST
Extensions will be granted only in the case of technical difficulty.  Extension requests need to be submitted in writing (ncur2014@uky.edu) by 11:59PM EST on December 6.
Read more here about writing a competitive abstract.

Field of study options:
African American Studies
Anthropology & Archeology
Architecture & Interior Design
Arts Administration
Arts Education
Arts Studio 
Art History
Biological Engineering
Cell & Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Dance Performance
Diversity Studies
Ecology & Organismal Biology
Electrical Engineering
Engineering/Engineering Technology
Environmental Studies & Sciences
Film Studies
Geography & Earth Sciences
Health Sciences & Public Health
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Law & Legal Studies
Linguistics & World Languages
Media Studies
Music Original composition
Music Composition 
Music Arranging
Music Performance
Music Lecture recital
Music Research and/or analysis.
Philosophy & Ethics
Physical/Occupational Therapy/Speech Language Pathology
Poetry & Creative Writing
Political Science
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sport Management
Theatre/Drama Performance
Women and Gender Studies