IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Council on Undergraduate Research regrets to inform you that we have canceled Posters on the Hill, originally set to take place April 20-21, 2020. After much consideration, it is within the community’s best interest, the health of attendees, and to our national office staff, that we do not proceed with our scheduled event and remain compliant to the guidelines of the District of Columbia Department of Public Health, CDC, and WHO at this time.

For more information pertaining to the cancellation of this event, please refer to our COVID-19 Statement


Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.

Next Offering: This event will take place April 20-21, 2020. Click HERE for information on 2020 Posters on the Hill. Applications are closed for 2020.

Interested in past Posters on the Hill events? Read more:

Application Information:
  1. Check to ensure sure you meet the membership requirement for eligibility. This can be achieved several ways:
    1. Your home institution is an institutional member of CUR.  Check the Institutional Membership Directory
    2. The institution where you performed your research is a member of CUR. Check the Institutional Membership Directory
    3. Your faculty advisor is a member of CUR. Check the Individual Membership Directory
    4. If you are not sure of your institutional or faculty advisor membership status, please contact the CUR membership team.
  2. Review list of information required to submit and gather your submission information.
  3. Ensure all individuals that will be listed on your application have created an account using the link on the login page.
  4. Submit your application via the online portal by November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted.


Apply to Posters on the Hill

If you have any questions, please email Liz Fray Hains, Manager for Student Programs.

Visit CUR’s Upcoming Events page to see a list of all scheduled events.

Last Offering:

Posters on the Hill 2019 took place on April 29-30 in Washington, DC.


For questions or additional information about Posters on the Hill, please contact Student Programs.