National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held at University of Kentucky Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, 2014. 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.

Learn more about NCUR 2014

For a select number of students, Lafayette will support and arrange for participation in the conference. An information session for students will be held 12:15-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Hugel Science Center room 103. Registration is due Monday, Sept. 2.

Register for the information session

Those interested in participating in NCUR 2014 will need to submit an application for Lafayette support, which includes an abstract, essay, and other relevant information, by Monday, Nov. 4.

Submit materials online (required)

In addition, students need a faculty adviser to submit a letter of support on their behalf by Nov. 4.

Submit a letter of support for a student

The College’s Academic Research Committee will notify students of decisions on applications by Monday, Nov. 18.

Important dates

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.