National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Twenty-one Lafayette students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held at University of Kentucky April 3-5. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have been accepted to present their research.

NCUR showcases research by undergraduates in all fields of study. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music or theater. Over 2,800 faculty and students from over 300 institutions attend NCUR each year, making it the largest celebration of undergraduate research.

Read about the Lafayette presentations at NCUR 2014

For a select number of students, Lafayette supports and arrange for participation in the conference. Those interested in participating must submit an application for Lafayette support, which includes an abstract, essay, and other relevant information. In addition, students need a faculty adviser to submit a letter of support on their behalf. The deadline is usually in early November. The College’s Academic Research Committee typically notifies students of decisions on applications two weeks later.

Important dates in 2013-14

Sept. 10 Information session, 12:15-1:00 p.m., 103 Hugel
Nov. 4 Deadline for submission of application and faculty adviser’s support letter
Nov. 18 Notification of Academic Research Committee’s decisions
Dec. 6 NCUR’s deadline for submissions of applications and abstracts
Dec. 22-Jan. 14 Notification of NCUR’s decisions on abstracts
Jan. 15 Online conference registration opens
Feb. 14 Online conference registration closes
April 2  Leave for Lexington
April 3-5 NCUR
April 5 Return to Easton

For more information, contact Simona Glaus (, who is coordinating Lafayette’s participation in NCUR, or John Meier, (, associate provost for faculty development and research services.