Undergraduate Research Conferences are typically held in the Spring.  This means that abstract submissions and registration deadlines are in the Fall.  Conferences are a great way to communicate your research to other researchers, students, legislators, and others.  In addition, you’ll strengthen your networking and presentation skills by participating.  Students from many different fields are invited to participate in these conferences.

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srsWhere: Utah State University, Logan, UT
Abstract submissions open: February 1, 2017
Abstracts due: February 20, 2017
Event Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Each spring, typically in April, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the Student Research Symposium. As a part of Research Week—a campus celebration of research, scholarship, and creative activity—students will present their research and gain valuable communications training from the best of the best.

ROCH-2010Where: The State Capitol in Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract submissions open: October 15, 2016
Abstracts due: November 15, 2016
Event Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7am to 1pm

Note: The national “Posters on the Hill” is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and held in Washington, DC annually in the spring. For more information and to apply for the national competition, visit the www.cur.org site.

Utah’s Research on Capitol Hill is an annual celebration of undergraduate research held in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. Organized by USU, it features the two public research universities’ students and their research projects. Students of all disciplines from around the state share the results of their investigations with legislators.

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ROCH 2017 Roster
Where: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
Abstract submissions open: September 15, 2016
Abstracts due: October 31, 2016
Event Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

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Apply for UCUR
Note: To participate, USU students must submit their abstracts on the form above before the USU deadline of November 16.

UCUR is designed to showcase the best undergraduate work from students all over the state. Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to apply for the conference, which provides an excellent opportunity to students to present their work in a scholarly setting to students, faculty, field specialists and community members. Presentations may include both visual and oral displays of work in all academic disciplines, from art history to molecular biology.

Where: University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Abstract submissions open: October 3, 2016
Abstracts due: December 2, 2016
Event Date: April 6-8, 2017

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The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum.

Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

NCUR has become a major annual event drawing more than 2,000 undergraduates, faculty and administrators to hear and discuss undergraduate creative and scholarly work.

Getting Funding

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies will provide funding for students presenting at NCUR. Funding includes the cost of conference registration ($180) and accommodations (we have arranged for hotel lodging), all other costs are the responsibility of the student-presenters.

For undergraduates, there are two additional sources for funding undergraduate travel:

  • The USUSA (formally ASUSU) has the Academic Opportunity Fund
  • The Honors Research Fund (for honors students) is designed to give Honors students access to direct funding for activities that will academically enhance their undergraduate experience. Students may apply for awards from $50 to $400, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis during the academic year only. Only active Honors students on track to graduate with Honors are eligible to apply.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWhere: Rooms 203/205 Eccles Conference Center
Abstract submissions open: November 1, 2016
Abstracts due: November 21, 2016
Event Date: December 8, 2016

The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium offers an opportunity for Undergraduate Researchers of all backgrounds and experience to present their research in an open and friendly environment.

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Publishing Opportunities

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) maintains an extensive list of journals that publish student research. This link redirects you to the CUR website.

CUR’s List of Undergraduate Research Journals