Are you interested in bringing the excitement of a national undergraduate research conference to your campus and region? Hosting an NCUR conference is a way to showcase your campus and region to students and faculty from around the world, to demonstrate the value and the potential of undergraduate research to those on your campus, and to provide an introduction to your campus to students considering the advanced degree and career options. 

Open and Upcoming Bids: 

  • CUR has began soliciting applications for institutions to host NCUR in 2024 through a two-stage process. During the first phase of the process, CUR will solicit one-page letters of interest. The letter, signed by the institution's president and provost, should describe (in no more than one page) the institution’s interest in hosting NCUR 2024 and its particular qualification for doing so. Letters should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines set forth in section II, “Step 1:  Preliminary Letter of Intent and Its Review by the NOC,” on page 2 of the hosting guidelines on CUR’s website. Each letter should be accompanied by a brief checklist summarizing specific institutional capabilities and characteristics that will be useful to the NCUR Oversight Committee (NOC) in making its decisions. The deadline for letters of interest will be announced in February 2020. Letters should be sent to NCUR ( with copies to Lindsay Currie ( and Sarah Johnson ( The NCUR Oversight Committee will identify applicants to submit full proposals in late spring-early summer 2020.  More detailed information about NCUR host site parameters may be found in the hosting guidelines along with a hosting checklist.

Heather Wakefield at the CUR National Office will be glad to answer inquiries and provide further information
during the preparation of preliminary letters of interest.


The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), in keeping with our strategic pillar on diversity and inclusion, promotes inclusivity with respect to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability. CUR views with great concern any actions or conditions that negatively affect attendance and inclusivity with respect to the fullest expression of undergraduate research. Barriers to attendance negatively impact our ability to remain committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community. CUR Event hosts are expected to describe efforts to provide an inclusive and welcoming meeting environment and to disclose any current or pending local or state laws that are not in keeping with CUR’s strategic pillar on diversity and inclusion. Issues of equal access and inclusivity are important factors in making awards to host CUR Events.