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.

This event will take place in Spring 2020.

Applications for Posters on the Hill 2020 open Wednesday, September 4 through Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please read the following tips, guidelines and application information thoroughly to prepare your submission.

Tips and guidelines:

Application Information:

  1. Check to ensure sure you meet one of the membership requirements for eligibility. You only need to fulfill one of the following in order to be eligible:
    1. Your home institution is an institutional member of CUR.  Check the Institutional Membership Directoror
    2. The institution where you performed your research is a member of CUR. Check the Institutional Membership Directoror
    3. Your faculty advisor (mentor) is a member of CUR. Check the Individual Membership Directory but be aware that not everyone chooses to list their information online.
    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.



If you have any questions, please contact us.

Media Mentions:
NSF Director and Honorary CUR Fellow Awardee France A. C�rdova provides a greeting to participants to the 2019 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C:

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