National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2024 is scheduled for April 8-10, 2024 at California State University Long Beach. For more information, visit the NCUR website.

  • Abstract submissions open: September 15, 2023
  • Abstract deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Registration Closes: March 1, 2024
  • Event Date: April 8-10, 2024

In 1987, the University of North Carolina at Asheville imagined and created a national conference highlighting undergraduate research. That first conference had over 400 participants from all over the country.

Now held at varying locations all over the United States, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) hosts up to 4,000 students annually! Getting involved in NCUR allows you the opportunity to disseminate your research both in person and remotely.


NCUR is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on completed, undergraduate-student-led research. Projects across all disciplines are welcomed, with numerous formats to showcase the nature of each work. In order to apply to NCUR, a student (or a group of students) must have completed an undergraduate-led research or creative project.

If you need help finding a mentor or a project, please get in touch with the Office of Research. We can help you find a place that is a good fit.


To apply for NCUR, you will need to submit your project for review. For help polishing your application materials, consider an appointment with the Science Writing Center, which assists students across all colleges in research and technical communication.

USU's campus coordinator information:

Athena Dupont
Senior Program Coordinator for Student Research
Utah State University
1450 Old Main Hill/Logan, UT 84321


The Office of Research will provide travel grants for students presenting at NCUR.

Past Rounds

NCUR 2023
Where: University of Wisconsin, Eu Claire
When: April 13-15, 2023

NCUR 2022
Where: Virtual
When: April 4-8, 2022

NCUR 2021
Where: Virtual
When: April 12-14, 2021
18 USU students presented at NCUR At Home, the first virtual version of this event. Despite the online format, NCUR still hosted numerous added features, such as a grad fair, and students presented live and through pre-recorded videos.

NCUR 2020
Where: Montana State University
When: Cancelled due to pandemic

NCUR 2019
Where: Kennesaw State University
When: April 11-13, 2019
In 2019, we sent over 20 students to NCUR to present their research. Both poster and oral presentations were given, and a variety of subjects were covered, from Biochemistry to Education. Please click the above link to view the USU students chosen, as well as their abstracts.

NCUR 2018
Where: University of Central Oklahoma
When: April 4-7, 2018
We sent 50 students to NCUR in 2018! This year, we had a range of poster and oral presentations on subjects from Ecology to Music! You can find the total list of student presenters and links to their abstracts in the NCUR archive below.

NCUR 2017
Where: University of Memphis
When: April 6-8, 2017
USU exhibited great diversity in interests by sending 11 student researchers to NCUR 2017. These students gave poster and oral presentations, entered a visual arts exhibit, and did a performing arts showcase. For the full USU 2017 NCUR list, please visit the NCUR archives below.

A comprehensive list of USU students who have attended NCUR. We have sent students to NCUR for over a decade. These exemplary students represent some of the best undergraduate research that USU has to offer.