National Conference on Undergraduate Research [NCUR]


31st Annual
National Conference on Undergraduate Research

University of Central Oklahoma
April 4-7, 2018

                                                                        Driven by Doing

It’s impossible to separate a university and its community. They are connected by vision, by need, by goals. Together, they thrive. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 embraces this vital relationship in the conference theme, Connection to Place, recognizing the increasing need for direct relevance of an educational experience to the communities that await the college graduate in 2018 and beyond. 

The University of Central Oklahoma warmly invites you to our place to make connections with innovative undergraduate research, new friends, and new places to broaden your perspective. We call the growing Oklahoma City metro home, where opportunity is as wide open as the plains on which this great city was built. On campus, you’ll encounter a welcoming community surrounded by restaurants, shopping and entertainment in Edmond, Oklahoma’s charming downtown. Just a few minutes away, you can explore Oklahoma’s Native American roots and cowboy heritage. Find adventure at the Oklahoma City Boathouse district, an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site and home to UCO’s CHK|Central Boathouse. Experience downtown OKC’s thriving culture and cuisine scene.

NCUR's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Council on Undergraduate Research is strongly committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community, and views with great concern any actions or policies that affect that commitment to inclusivity. As Elizabeth Ambos, CUR’s Executive Officer notes:  “CUR’s programs, including its signature student research conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), serve as “home” for all champions and practitioners of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.”

Both CUR and the University of Central Oklahoma, this year's host for the NCUR, pledge that the 2018 conference will provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students and other participants.

For more information please click on the link below:

Council on Undergraduate Research


NCUR welcomes program submissions from all disciplines. Applicants may choose to present a poster or an oral presentation, performing arts (music, dance, theatre) or visual arts (artwork) presentation. (Individuals submitting an abstract for a Visual Arts presentation must include an estimate for shipping costs). Complete presentation guidelines, sample abstracts and shipping instructions are available at the link above.

A quality abstract:

  • is well-written in the professional style appropriate for the discipline (A.P.A., M.L.A. etc.);
  • clearly communicates the purpose, hypothesis, methods, and findings of the project;
  • demonstrates depth of thought and original scholarship;
  • successfully articulates the outcomes of the research or creative activity;
  • reflects the student’s understanding of the research paradigm or approach used, as well as the student’s ability to integrate content knowledge as appropriate for the discipline.


Students seeking feedback or help in polishing their abstracts may contact:

  • Dr. M. Neil Browne, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Economics and Honors Faculty Affiliate, at 419-372-8060 or
  • Christopher L. Mitchell, Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, at 419-372-5401 or


For questions about the CURS 2017 NCUR Scholarship and the selection process, please contact:

Cordula Mora, PhD, Director of CURS

Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship

(419) 372-3873 ·

Abstract Submission Deadline
December 5, 2017
Review of Submissions (rolling)  October 3, 2017 - January 9, 2018
FAN Submission Deadline
December 12, 2017
Abstract Decision Notifications begin and continue through middle of February
January 23, 2018
Online Registration OpensJanuary 23, 2018
Deadline for Early Conference WorkshopsApril 4, 2018
NCUR 2018 Pre-Conference WorkshopsApril 4, 2018
NCUR 2018 ConferenceApril 4 - April 7 2018



Updated: 07/09/2019 02:34PM