National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

As part of Ithaca College’s commitment to undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity, support is usually provided to a select group of students to travel to the National Collegiate Undergraduate Research Conference. This esteemed event brings together more than 3,000 students and their faculty mentors for a three day conference. NCUR provides students with the opportunity to present their scholarly research in a professional setting and interact with their peers, in addition to meeting with graduate school and corporate recruiters.

Due to budget restrictions, the college is not providing funding to students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Who can apply? Any undergraduate student in any program can apply to present their work. Virtually every discipline is represented at NCUR. Students can also present work that is created in an interdisciplinary posture. Please note that the College will only sponsor one student from each research team to participate in the conference. Creative activity, such as musical or theatrical performance, or other work in the fine arts, is also welcome.

To receive support from Ithaca College, students must be in good standing, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and have a good judicial record. The College cannot provide support for presentation at NCUR to students who have received significant support for other conference presentations.

Students who think they’d like to present at NCUR should initiate a conversation with their faculty mentors as soon as they can.

How does one apply? Students apply for NCUR by submitting an abstract that describes their work through the NCUR website:


Completed papers are not submitted for review. At the time the abstract is submitted the student must supply the name of a faculty member who mentored the submitted work, indicate the name of the discipline that best represents their work, and say whether they wish to present at a poster session or on an oral presentation panel. In addition, when asked for Coordinator Information, please use Rowan Larkin as the coordinator.

Please contact Rowan Larkin, Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost, by e-mail at rlarkin@ithaca.edu or Rasoul Rezvanian, at rrezvanian@ithaca.edu with any questions or concerns.

Note: A $300 refundable deposit in cash or check will be requested from all selected participants in order to reserve your flight.