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28th National Conference on
Undergraduate Research
April 3-5, 2014
University of Kentucky

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

MISSION: promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

Integrating research into the curriculum is a growing practice in American universities and is being further supported financially by federal research agencies. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research's annual conference creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement as it exists in various disciplines and types of institutions.

The 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

JMU internal submission deadline:

The deadline for JMU internal applications for students to attend the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is NOON, Friday, October 11, 2013 .

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Please note the JMU internal application process consists of two steps:

There are two steps involved in the application process.

  • First, interested candidates must apply to represent JMU (electronically).
  • Then if selected internally, candidates apply to NCUR through submission of the on-line abstract for acceptance.
  • Upon notification from NCUR of acceptance to attend the conference, contact Sponsored Programs for instructions regarding the final registration process.


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STEP 1 - "Internal" electronic application process

JMU's Internal NCUR Applications must be submitted to
Due: NOON, Friday, October 11, 2013

ELECTRONIC PROCESS: To aid in the application process, JMU internal NCUR applications are available through the Sponsored Programs website in Word format. JMU students who wish to apply should work with their faculty mentor and gain approval of their research abstracts prior to submitting their internal application. Please click on the link below for instructions and to access the application.

NOTE: Meeting this deadline enables the Undergraduate Research Selection Committee to review the applications and select students to represent JMU. Those candidates selected by JMU must then register with NCUR in time for the NCUR registration deadline. Once selected, students then move on to the second step.

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STEP 2 - "External" Abstract Submission for Selected Students only

Successful External Applications (NCUR)

Students selected by the JMU Selection Committee to attend NCUR will be contacted by email after the initial application process and are required to submit their electronic abstract and other information online for consideration for acceptance by NCUR officials.

Only the primary presenter should submit the abstract for consideration on behalf of his or her team or group.

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NCUR Notification:

Upon notification from NCUR of acceptance to attend the conference, contact OSP for instructions regarding the final registration process.

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Conference Information:
April 3-5, 2014


Important Dates (To be announced)
Registration (To be announced)
Plenary Speakers
What is NCUR?
Information for NCUR Students

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NCUR Newsletter Archive (pdf):

2013 NCUR Scholars
2012 NCUR Scholars
2011 NCUR Scholars
2010 NCUR Scholars
2009 NCUR Scholars
2008 NCUR Scholars
2007 NCUR Scholars

2006 NCUR Scholars
2005 NCUR Scholars
2004 NCUR Scholars
2003 NCUR Scholars
2002 NCUR Scholars
2001 NCUR Scholars
2000 NCUR Scholars

If you would like to view an older newsletter from our archive, please contact for a hard copy.

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