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.

NCUR 2022

As part of Carleton’s ongoing support for undergraduate involvement in research, Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is pleased to provide financial support for a select number of students to attend the 2022 U.S. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Apr. 4 – 8, 2020.

NCUR gives students an opportunity to present research to their peers, receive valuable feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with colleagues and hear from inspiring speakers.

PLEASE NOTE: As this years conference will be held virtually, no travel will occur and TLS will cover the cost of the registration fee for Carleton students who have been selected to participate.

Submission Process

Students interested in attending the 2022 NCUR Virtual conference are required to submit their abstracts by November 29, 2021.

To submit your abstract to NCUR, please complete the following steps:

  1. Discuss your abstract proposal with your faculty supervisor. They are able to guide you.
  2. Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines on the NCUR website.
  3. Create a submission account on the NCUR website.
  4. Submit your application to NCUR and notify the Discovery Centre Coordinator, Aleksandra Minic

Once you receive the result of the NCUR review process, please email the Discovery Centre Coordinator, Aleksandra Minic for instruction on how to proceed.