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MISSION: The Colonial Academic Alliance facilitates collaboration and communication across member institutions, engaging faculty, staff, and students in meaningful initiatives that challenge the status quo, enrich the academic environment, and advance student success.

The CAA conference brings together student representatives from the 10 Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) institutions to present their scholarly and research endeavors to a gathering of their peers. The conference is an opportunity for students to share their work with their peers in a professional setting. Participants represent an array of disciplines from the traditional sciences to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and professional schools. Attendees also have opportunities to hear a high-profile keynote speaker and to gather information about graduate school admission and career preparation.

Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Becky Rohlf in the Office of Research and Scholarship, ISAT 359.

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Application Process for NCUR 2018

The deadline for submission of the JMU Student Application for Presentation is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017.

STEP 1: Application


  • Incomplete or late submissions may not be considered. Complete submissions will include both the Student Application and the Faculty Statement of Support. Submission of an application does not guarantee JMU funding to present at either conference.

  • The primary student presenter/researcher should submit one application per research project and include the names of any co-presenters or researchers, if applicable. This information will be forwarded to the Faculty Review Committee. Based on the pool of applicants and available funding, students may be accepted to receive JMU funding to present at NCUR, at CAA, or not accepted for either conference.

STEP 2: Statement of Support

Please ask your faculty advisor to complete the online Faculty Advisor Statement of Support by the application deadline.

STEP 3: Official Abstract Submission

Once selected by the Undergraduate Research Selection Committee to represent JMU, Mrs. Rohlf will provide instructions regarding submission of abstracts to CAA.

STEP 4: Notification of Acceptance by CAA

Upon notification from CAA of acceptance to present at the conference, Mrs. Rohlf will contact students with additional information regarding travel plans and other final details.

*** DEADLINE: 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 **

Please contact Mrs. Becky Rohlf in the Office of Research and Scholarship, ISAT 359.

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