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National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education. 

Typically, Virginia Tech has sponsored 2-4 students annually to attend NCUR which is held at campuses around the country. In 2016, a record 14 Virginia tech presentations, in both oral and poster format, were selected for NCUR held at UNC Asheville. We hope to have even more students apply and be accepted to this prestigious conference.

In order to receive university support you must link VT’s Office of Undergraduate Research to your application. To do this, please list Keri Swaby,, or the Office of Undergraduate Research when you create your account.

Please note: For Group Applications, only one team member will have all conference and travel expenses paid for.