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Posters on the Hill – Call for Abstracts

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

In the Spring of 2018 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 22nd annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

CUR will invite representatives from federal funding agencies and nearby foundations, members of Congress, and Congressional staff to attend the poster session.  We ask you to provide the name of the agency or organization sponsoring your research, and the name of the program officer to facilitate our making these invitations.  Please use NC State University as the sponsoring organization and Judy Day or Heather King as the program officer, thank you!

Submission Process: Applications due Wednesday, November 1, 2017, including letter of recommendation
Students: The Council on Undergraduate Research invites you to submit an abstract for the 22nd Annual Posters on the Hill. Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). Abstract submissions should describe your research, scholarship, or creative activity and discuss its significance to society (i.e. what larger issues or problems were you trying address or understand?; how does your work relate to current policy issues?).
CUR membership is required in order to apply: North Carolina State University is an enhanced institutional member courtesy of the OUR. Membership will be verified either when you select your institution or when you add your faculty advisor or undergraduate research coordinator to you application through the search function.
Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form. To prepare you application, please refer to the “Information Required to Submit” on the CUR website at Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received it.  Please note you will also receive an email for partially completed submissions which include instructions on how to login to complete the application (be sure to read these emails carefully to ensure you have a complete submission).

Information above provided in part by the CUR.ORG website and is supplied by the OUR as a courtesy to our students. For questions about submitting abstracts please contact CUR directly at
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