National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

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UWF to host 2022 NCUR

CUR Executive Officer Elizabeth Ambos said, “The University of West Florida’s dedication to diverse undergraduate research, scholarship and creative inquiry initiatives makes it an exemplary environment for NCUR attendees. The area’s rich historical heritage and many amenities will provide a delightful setting for NCUR 2022.”

“The faculty, staff and students at the University of West Florida are delighted to host the annual National Council on Undergraduate Research conference in 2022,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “Research expands student-learning opportunities beyond the classroom and teaches valuable skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. We look forward to meeting our counterparts from across the country and showing them all that UWF and Pensacola have to offer.”

“The annual gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all disciplines, providing a unique learning and networking opportunity,” Ambos said. She noted that the event has expanded considerably since its inception in 1987, highlighting the increased importance of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative inquiry to institutions and employers.

Fifty UWF participants attended NCUR 2017, and 55 UWF representatives participated in NCUR 2018, placing UWF among the top 20 institutions sending undergraduates to the conference.

Article and image source: UWF Newsroom



Conference Information:

Date: March 25th - 28, 2020

Location: Montanta State University


Events and Details

  • Abstract Submission Opens
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) Submission Deadline
  • Notification of Decision on Abstracts
  • Online Registration Opens
  • Deadline for Early Conference Registration
  • Deadline for Late Conference Registration
  • NCUR 2019 Career Fair
  • NCUR 2019 Conference


  • 9/30/2019
  • 12/06/2019
  • 12/06/2019
  • -
  • Late January 2020
  • Late January 2020
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 - Saturday March 28th, 2020
Funding Information

The Office of Undergraduate Research has funds available to support UWF students presenting their research at The National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). OUR support for the conference will include transportation via bus or van or flight, meals during travel, conference registration, and hotel (shared with one other student).  Students must agree to travel with the Office of Undergraduate Research in order to receive travel support.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now taking applications for the 2020 NCUR Travel Awards. Students who do not submit to this application will not be invited to travel with OUR to the NCUR 2020 Conference. 

NCUR 2020 – Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Dates of Travel: March 25th, 2020 - March 28th, 2020

Applications Due: November 26th, 2019

Due to the distance and the associated high cost of travel, OUR will not be able to support as many students participating in NCUR 2020 as we have in previous years. It is, therefore, requested that students interested in attending the conference submit your abstract directly to OUR by Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019, via the following link: 

NCUR 2020 Travel Award Application  

Please do not submit your abstract to NCUR unless/until you receive approval from OUR.

Students whose abstract is approved by OUR and accepted for presentation at NCUR 2020 must be able to travel with the OUR group on Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, March 28, 2020 (specific times TBA).

For these students, OUR will cover the cost of conference registration, shared hotel room in the group block, transportation to/from Bozeman, and meals not provided at the conference.

Students who have funding to support their NCUR travel from sources other than OUR may submit their abstracts directly to NCUR. 

Guidelines and Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted to NCUR by 12/06/2019

Please email a copy of your abstract to  after submission.  During the abstract submission process, students will be asked for contact information for the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator; please list Allison Schwartz, aschwartz@uwf.edu850-474-3175.  ‌
More Information

More details on the conference and the abstract submission information is available on the NCUR website.  Students who receive an OUR Travel Award to attend another conference this academic year ARE STILL eligible to receive funding to attend NCUR. 

Engage. Explore. Experience. NCUR 2020!

Please Note: Excursions are offered each year at the NCUR event. UWF does not fund these optional events, and students who wish to partake in any of the excursions should do so only after discussing the intention with Dr. Allison Schwartz. Students should make sure that if they choose to sign up for any excursions that they do so at a time that does not interfere with presentation time.  


To learn more about NCUR at Montana State University, visit Montana State University.



Montana State University 

Phone: 406-994-3561