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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Western Carolina University has established itself as a national leader in undergraduate research having ranked in the Top 10 for the number of projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research annually since 2006.

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. Western Carolina University has established itself as a national leader in undergraduate research having ranked in the Top 10 for the number of projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research annually since 2006.

ABSTRACT DEADLINES

The abstract submission portal for NCUR 2020 opens Monday, September 30, 2019 and closes December 6, 2019 at midnight. Notification of acceptance to NCUR 2020 will be emailed in late January, 2020.

 

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 will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana from March 26-28, 2020.  By visiting the NCUR 2020 website you can learn more about the abstract submission process and view the timeline for NCUR 2020. You can also learn more about attending NCUR on the WCU Undergraduate Research site

WCU Funding Details for Undergraduate students

Each year, WCU supports a limited number of students with registration and traveling costs. 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 2020 conference you must also complete the NCUR Travel Support Funding Request Form in order to be eligible for travel support. This travel request form will open as soon as the NCUR 2020 abstract submission portal opens September 30, 2019 and will close at midnight on December 6, 2019.

Other considerations for funding eligibility are:

  • You must be a full-time student in spring 2020 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 travel 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 Travel Support Funding Request as soon as you submit your abstract to NCUR. The Travel Support Funding Request form will be inactive after December 6, 2019. Students who are supported by WCU, are expected to attend the entire NCUR conference (March 26-28, 2020).  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.

 

NCUR TRAVEL SUPPORT FUNDING REQUEST Form

If you are planning to travel to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and would like to request travel support funding, you are REQUIRED to complete the following travel support funding request form:

Travel Request Form will open September 30, 2019 and close on December 6, 2019 at midnight.

 

NCUR TRAVEL SUPPORT FUNDING REQUEST

 

WCU students interested in getting travel and registration 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. Failure to list Kloo Hansen as the UROC in the registration process may be ineligible for funding support.

CONTACT INFORMATION To provide Ncur when registering abstracts

WCU students interested in getting travel and registration 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 submitting an abstract to NCUR should also request travel funding if they wish to have travel support from WCU. Students attending NCUR, supported by WCU, are expected to attend the entire conference (March 26-28, 2020). Please keep this mind, as students will be away from campus and will be missing 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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