Learning Through Research


31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research

University of Memphis - April 6-8, 2017


Driven by Doing

The University of Memphis is proud to welcome the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to its campus on April 6-8, 2017.

We look forward to showcasing the best in undergraduate research and the creative and performing arts during this conference. You’ll find our campus to be a welcoming environment in which to share your research and creative works, and you’ll see why, at the University of Memphis, we are “driven by doing.”

While you are here, you will have the opportunity to experience what we love about our city. Recognized as the birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and soul, Memphis offers many cultural, historical, and entertainment opportunities for NCUR attendees. Barbeque; live music; world-famous attractions like Graceland, Beale Street, the mighty Mississippi, and the National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis has all of this and more.

So slip on your blue suede shoes, and prepare to attend NCUR 2017!

NCUR's Commitment to 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.”

Both CUR and the University of Memphis, this year’s host for NCUR, pledge that the 2017 conference will provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students and other participants.

University of Memphis President M. David Rudd adds, “Memphis has an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.”



Timeline for NCUR 2017


Abstract Submission Deadline


Review of Submissions

December 5, 2016-January 13, 2017

Notification of Decision on Abstracts

January 23, 2017

Deadline for Late Conference Registration

March 17, 2017

NCUR 2017 Conference

April 6-8, 2017