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The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Health Sciences Division is offering awards to cover the cost of registration (up to $140) for undergraduate students presenting original research at NCUR2021@home -- the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Virtual Meeting, April 12-14, 2021

Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their registration in their talk or poster.  Students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Successful award recipients will be notified by Feb. 5, 2021 and information regarding disbursement will be provided in the award notification letter.

Please submit all application materials online by December 31, 2020.  Please upload all nomination materials as one combined PDF.

Eligibility

  • Student must be an undergraduate at either a two- or four-year institution
  • Student's mentor must be a CUR member, or the student's home institution must be a CUR institutional member
  • If there are multiple undergraduate student authors on the same abstract submission, only the presenting author is eligible for the award.

 

Submission Process 

The submission form requires the following information:

  • Information about the student including academic year and major;
  • Information about the student's mentor including name, title, contact information, and CUR membership status;
  • Abstract information including title, co-authors and their affiliations, and a 300 word abstract, which should be the same that you have submitted in the NCUR abstract submission portal.  Abstracts should include:
    • A sentence that clearly states the study’s OBJECTIVE (unless included in the title)
    • A brief statement of METHODS (if pertinent)
    • A summary of the RESULTS
    • A statement of CONCLUSIONS (it is not acceptable to state “the results will be discussed”)
    • A statement of SIGNIFICANCE

 

Review Process

A committee composed of councilors from the Health Sciences Division will review applications. It is anticipated that the winning mentor will be notified by February 5, 2021.

Key Points of Review

Award recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract. 

Questions may be addressed to the Dr. June Levitt or Dr. Jenna Yentes.