National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the Montana State University to host the 2020 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

As part of Ithaca College’s commitment to undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity, support will be provided to a select few student scholars for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), to be held March 26-28, 2020 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.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.

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 in AY-2019/20.

Students who think they’d like to present at NCUR should initiate a conversation with their faculty mentors as soon as they can. There will be special information sessions scheduled to help guide students through the application process:

NCUR Information Sessions:

Tuesday, November 5: 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM – Textor 103

Thursday, November 7: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Textor 101

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.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 6, 2019.

Abstract Submission Opens - Click to Submit Monday, September 30, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline - Click to Submit Friday, December 6, 2019
Notification of Decision on Abstracts Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Online Registration Opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Deadline for Early Conference Registration Friday, February 21, 2020
NCUR 2020 Conference Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28, 2020

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 may be requested for all selected participants in order to reserve your flight.