National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the largest conference on undergraduate ncur-2021-logoresearch in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and network with other undergraduate researchers. In addition, there are graduate school and career fairs at the conference. KSU hosted this conference April 11-13, 2019. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to make NCUR 2021 a virtual event, NCUR 2021 @Home! As we receive more information regarding the event, we will pass it on to you.  

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at if you have any questions.  

  • Undergraduates conducting research in any discipline are encouraged to apply to NCUR 2021. More instructions can be found here:

    When completing the abstract submission form, please enter the following information in the section entitled "Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator Information":

    Coordinator First Name: Amy
    Coordinator Last Name: Buddie
    Coordinator Institute State / Country: Georgia, United States
    Coordinator Institution: Kennesaw State University
    Coordinator Email:
    Coordinator Title: Director of Undergraduate Research
    Coordinator Phone: 470-578-6255 

  • If you were previously accepted to present at NCUR 2020, you will be automatically accepted to present at NCUR 2021 @Home, but you MUST review and resubmit your 2020 abstract in order to be accepted again.

  • NCUR 2021 needs faculty/grad student reviewers for abstracts. If you are willing to serve, please complete the short form here: 

  • The Office of Undergraduate Research will pay the registration costs for primary authors presenting at NCUR 2021. 

    • Students must first be accepted to the conference.
    • Students must register no later than January 31, 2021 (the Office of Undergraduate Research will not pay for late registrations).
    • Only one student per accepted project can be funded through the Office of Undergraduate Research. This person is typically the first, or primary, author on the project.
    • Only current students and students who have graduated one semester before the conference (December 2020) are eligible for the funding.

  • If you would like more information on how to write an abstract for a conference, check out the following resources: 

    • We are offering a virtual workshop on Tuesday October 13th at 11am entitled, "How to Write a Research Abstract." Click here for more information. 
    • Watch the 12-minute Office of Undergraduate Research video entitled "Writing an Abstract" here