NCUR 2018

Connection to Place

It’s impossible to separate a university and its community. They are connected by vision, by need, by goals. Together, they thrive. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 embraces this vital relationship in the conference theme, Connection to Place, recognizing the increasing need for direct relevance of an educational experience to the communities that await the college graduate in 2018 and beyond.

The University of Central Oklahoma warmly invites you to our place to make connections with innovative undergraduate research, new friends, and new places to broaden your perspective. We call the growing Oklahoma City metro home, where opportunity is as wide open as the plains on which this great city was built. On campus, you’ll encounter a welcoming community surrounded by restaurants, shopping and entertainment in Edmond, Oklahoma’s charming downtown. Just a few minutes away, you can explore Oklahoma’s Native American roots and cowboy heritage. Find adventure at the Oklahoma City Boathouse district, an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site and home to UCO’s CHK|Central Boathouse. Experience downtown OKC’s thriving culture and cuisine scene.

Find your Connection to Place at NCUR 2018!


The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will cover some travel expenses for up to a maximum of 10-12 NC State undergraduate projects/students that are accepted to present at NCUR 2018. Students who receive travel assistance from the OUR are required to travel and stay with OUR group at the hotel booked by our office, attend all non-social conference events [Plenary speakers, poster sessions, oral sessions, etc] and attend presentations given by their fellow NC State students.

Apply Early for NCUR Travel Grant! You don’t have to wait for the acceptance notification from NCUR

Students will need to complete the following by Monday January 22nd by 5pm in ordered to be consider for funding from the OUR:

  2. Complete a NCUR 18-AP104-Non-Employee-Travel-Authorization (emailed to Use your student ID for vendor number and be sure to electronically sign the form. The dates will be Wed 4/4 (@5:15p RDU) to Sat. 4/7 (@11:38p RDU)
  3. Letter of recommendation from mentor (emailed to

The OUR will not automatically cover travel for students accepted to present at NCUR; students must apply for NCUR travel grant from the OUR to cover travel related expenses associated with presenting at NCUR 2018 using the steps above and receive an email award notification from our office.

These travel grants will cover registration fee, airfare, hotel, and transportation from OK airport to/from hotel in Edmond. The NCUR conference will provide transportation to/from hotel to conference as well as breakfast and lunch Thur, Fri and Sat. Students will be responsible for food and transportation to and from RDU and any excursions and incidentals.

Please note that the OUR will make all the travel arrangements for those students who are covered by the grant and the student should not pay registration, nor book their hotel or airfare on their own.

Students receiving the OUR NCUR Travel Grant will be asked to attend a mandatory travel information session in February 6, 2018 from 4-5pm.

Timeline for NCUR 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline Tuesday, December 5, 2017 extended to 12/8/17
Review of Submissions (rolling) Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
FAN Submission Deadline Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Abstract Decision Notifications begin and continue through middle of February Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Online Registration Opens Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Deadline for Early Conference Registration Thursday, February 22, 2018
NCUR 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops Wednesday, April 4, 2018
NCUR 2018 Conference Wednesday, April 4-Saturday, April 7, 2018
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