Spring 2022 | Virtually

Posters on the Hill is a critical element in CUR's advocacy efforts. It is more important than ever that the voice of undergraduate researchers and their mentors are heard on Capitol Hill. This prestigious event celebrates the impressive work of the accepted students and supports the messages of the importance of undergraduate research at the federal level. 

Posters on the Hill 2022 will take place virtually. In January 2022, the dates for Posters on the Hill will be announced once the congressional agenda is released. More specific details on the event will be released in the coming months. Please note the outlined deadlines below:

POH 2022 Submissions Deadline December 13, 2021
Deadline to Volunteer to Review Abstracts December 13, 2021
Volunteer Abstract Review Period December 17, 2021 - January 10, 2022
Abstract Notifications Mid February 2022
Registration Open Mid February 2022
Registration Deadline Mid March 2022
Participant Materials Due Mid March 2022


Posters on the Hill 2022 abstract submission process is open!


CUR encourages and invites all students to submit their research abstract submissions today! The deadline to submit is December 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET. Students should complete this submission, NOT a faculty advisor. Abstract submissions should describe your research, scholarship, or creative activity, and discuss its significance to society. CUR recommends that you complete the information required for submission prior to starting this application. 

Please note that CUR membership is required in order to submit an abstract. The membership requirement can be fulfilled in any of the following ways: 

  • The student's enrolled institution is a CUR Institutional member.
  • The student's research institution (if different from the enrolled institution) is a CUR Institutional member.
  • The student's faculty mentor/advisor is a CUR individual member. 

To check your institution or faculty member's membership status, please email

Interested in volunteering to become an Abstract Reviewer? 
Posters on the Hill receives hundreds of student abstracts in all academic disciplines. CUR is soliciting for volunteers who are interested in dedicating 2-3 hours of their time during December 17, 2021 - January 27, 2022, to review a select amount of Posters on the Hill abstract submissions. If interested, please fill out the following form by December 13, 2021>> 

Frequently Asked Questions‚Äč

  • Requirements to Attend:
    • There is a CUR membership requirement which can be fulfilled one of three ways:
      • The student’s institution where they are enrolled is a CUR institutional or enhanced member
      • The student’s institution where the conducted their research (if different from the enrolled institution) is a CUR institutional or enhanced member
      • The student’s faculty mentor or research advisor is a CUR individual member
    • Please note: a CUR student membership does not meet the membership requirement for Posters on the Hill
  • Submission Requirements:
    • The student is to complete their own submission, not a faculty mentor or research advisor
    • The submission form fields are all laid out in this document
    • There will be a required letter of recommendation from the mentor; should be saved as  PDF or Word Doc and the student has to upload it as part of their submission
    • Submission for Posters on the Hill 2022 are due by 11:59pm eastern time on December 13, 2021.
  • Dates and Times:
    • This will be announced sometime in December when the Congressional calendar comes out. Typically the event is held in spring (March-April).
  • Cost:
    • This will be announced soon; will vary depending on if in-person or virtual
  • Payment options:
    •  Credit card, bill the institution (check or credit card)
  • Virtual or In-Person:
    • Virtual
    • Tentatively, Zoom
  • Deadline to Register:
    • March 1, 2022
  • Substitutions:
    • General substitution policy but only applies to certain kinds of registrations with this event: Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee. Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the CUR National Office.
      • Rarely a request to substitute one student for another is allowed if the accepted students are part of a team and at least one of the originally accepted students is still registered/attending; case-by-case basis only.
      • Substitutions permitted for other types of registrants (i.e. faculty mentor, advisor, etc)
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • CUR will honor cancellation requests and provide a refund, less a $50 processing fee, for all requests submitted in writing no later than 30 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be permitted after this deadline. Please submit cancellation requests in writing to
  • Data Usage Policy:
    • By registering, you provide consent that your profile will be stored with CUR and shared with processing systems for the purpose of doing business with CUR. You will provide consent to receiving announcements from CUR and you may opt-out at any time by contacting CUR or updating preferences. By registering, you will also consent to CUR sharing your profile information to set up an account in the event platform and that you may opt-out at any time by contacting CUR. By registering, you give consent for any session in which you participate to be recorded and available for viewing for a limited period of time following the end of the event. CUR also reserves the right to use screen grabs and/or photos captured by conference organizers in event marketing materials.
  • Code of Conduct:
    • This policy outlines the Code of Conduct for all members, volunteers, and community participants of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and summarizes the behavior expected of members and volunteers representing CUR in any forum or private correspondence, along with CUR community programming participants. CUR is dedicated to hosting safe and productive experiences for all members of the CUR community.  CUR will not tolerate discrimination, or any form of unlawful harassment, and is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct (the “Code”) at all CUR events, programming, governance meetings, and in any instance where an individual is presenting on behalf of CUR.  As a professional society, the CUR is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas as they relate to undergraduate research.  Furthermore, CUR upholds the philosophy of equal opportunity for and treatment of all community participants and staff whether in person or online. To read the full Code, please visit here.
  • Agenda:
    • Coming in January/February 2022
  • Perks for Registering:
    • No discounts, special registration types, etc.
  • Reasons to Participate:
    • Presentation and Networking Experience
    • Advocacy Experience
      • Meetings with Members of Congress
      • Advocacy Training
    • Certificate of participation 
    • Addition as an academic achievement on a resume

If you have any questions, please reach out to
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