Carleton University is a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) – a group of educational institutions in the United States and Canada with a focus on developing undergraduate research opportunities for both undergraduate students and faculty. Each spring, the CUR hosts the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in celebration of the research completed by students in the academic year. The conference is usually held in the first week of April just after classes end, with a different location each year.
To promote undergraduate research, the Discovery Centre sponsors a select number of students whose work is accepted to NCUR, covering the cost of conference registration, travel and residence.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain appropriate and correct documentation to travel to the United States. The Discovery Centre will not cover any cost or reimbursement with regards to obtaining these documents.
Applying for Sponsorship
To apply for sponsorship from the Discovery Centre, students are asked to first submit their abstract proposals online. When preparing their abstract, students should follow the guidelines provided by NCUR.
Limited spaces for sponsorship are available. The Discovery Centre will notify both the student and the supervising professor by email in late November if they have been selected. Once successful applicants are notified, they will then need to submit their abstract directly to NCUR for approval.
Note: To apply for Discovery Centre sponsorship, or to submit your proposal directly to NCUR, you need support from a professor. If you submit a proposal directly to NCUR without prior approval from the Discovery Centre, we cannot guarantee that you will be sponsored.
On April 12-14, 2021, more than 3,400 students from post-secondary institutions around the world participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to celebrate the work of undergraduate researchers.
This year, 10 Carleton students presented at the first-ever virtual event. Learn more about the students that presented and their research topics.