2019 NCUR participants in Kennesaw, Georgia

2019 NCUR participants in Kennesaw, Georgia

Carleton University is a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research – 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. CUR hosts an annual student cohttp://cur.orgnference – NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research)– to celebrate the research completed by undergraduate students in the given academic year. The conference is usually held in the first week of April just after classes end, with a different location each year.

The Discovery Centre sponsors a select number of students whose work is accepted to NCUR. For those who are selected, we will cover the cost of conference registration, travel and residence.

Please note it is the student’s responsibility to obtain appropriate and correct documentation in order to travel to the United States. The Discovery Centre will not cover any cost or reimbursement with regards to obtaining these documents.

NCUR 2020

NCUR 2020 will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana).

Applying for Sponsorship

To apply for sponsorship from the Discovery Centre, students are asked to first submit their abstract proposals online using this formThe deadline is October 31, 2019. 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 before the deadline on December 6, 2019. See the detailed timeline below for more information.

If you have any questions, feel free to check the FAQs page.

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.


  • Deadline to apply for sponsorship through the Discovery Centre: October 31, 2019
  • Successful sponsorship applicants notified: Late November 2019
  • Deadline to submit final abstracts to NCUR: December 6, 2019
  • Notification of Decision from NCUR: Late January 2020
  • Deadline for Early Conference Registration: February 21, 2020