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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Western Carolina University has established itself as a national leader in undergraduate research. WCU Students have participated in disseminating their research and scholarship at this national conference for over a decade. 

Alma Rodriquez - NCUR Student

Alma Rodriguez, an NCUR student

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Each year, Western Carolina University supports a limited number of students in applying for and attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  Students accepted to NCUR have the opportunity to present their undergraduate research along with peers from across disciplines. Since 1987, NCUR has been a flagship conference for undergraduate researchers to share, celebrate, and promote their research achievements. 

Being accepted and attending NCUR is a unique opportunity for you to disseminate and celebrate your academic achievements. NCUR takes abstract submissions from across a variety of disciplines. Being accepted to present your work is a high honor, as NCUR is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the nation.

 

This year, NCUR is to be hosted at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (NCUR 2023). 

 

NCUR 2023 Timeline and Important Dates:

  • Abstract submissions to NCUR.org accepted September - December of each fall term
  • WCU Funding Form opens September - December of each fall term (students strongly encouraged to apply for funding at the time of abstract submission to NCUR).
  • April 13 - 15, 2023 - Main Event - NCUR 2023 at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

 

If you are planning to apply to NCUR 2023, please follow the instructions and information as it is made available on this page and at NCUR

 

This year, WCU will support a limited number of students with registration support.  WCU students, who are the primary author and who submit the abstract to NCUR, should list Kloo Hansen as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator (UROC) in their Abstract Submission, using the following contact information: kchansen@wcu.edu and 828-227-2010. 

 

If you are submitting an abstract to the NCUR 2023 conference you must also complete the NCUR Funding Support Request Form in order to be eligible for funding support through WCU. This request form will open as soon as the NCUR 2023 abstract submission portal opens in September 2022.

 

Other considerations for funding eligibility are:

  • You must be a full-time student in spring 2023 to be eligible for funding support.
  • You must be the primary author and/or first name on the presentation abstract to be eligible for funding support.
  • Secondary and third authors are not given funding priority, but may still complete a funding request form in case funds and spaces open in the registration process.
  • Students who graduate WCU in December are not eligible for funding support.

 

It is highly encouraged you complete the NCUR Funding Support Request as soon as you submit your abstract to NCUR. The Funding Request form will be inactive after NCUR closes thier abstract portal in late fall semester, 2022. Students who are supported by WCU, are expected to attend the entire NCUR conference.  Funding will be provided to first authors on the research or creative project (the student who submits the abstract). If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Kloo Hansen at kchansen@wcu.edu.

 

If you are planning to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and would like to request funding support, you are REQUIRED to complete the funding request form once it is made available.

 

The request form will open in September 2022. 

 

 

WCU students interested in getting funding support for the conference should list Kloo Hansen as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator (UROC) in their NCUR Abstract Submission, using the following contact information: kchansen@wcu.edu and 828-227-2010. Failure to list Kloo Hansen as the UROC in the registration process may be ineligible for funding support.

WCU students interested in getting funding support for the conference should list Kloo Hansen as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator (UROC) in their Abstract Submission, using the following contact information: kchansen@wcu.edu and 828-227-2010. Students attending NCUR, supported by WCU, are expected to attend the entire conference. Please keep this mind, as students may be missing in-person classes.

For all other questions about the process you can contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Kloo Hansen, at kchansen@wcu.edu and 828-227-2010.

 
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