Posters on the Hill 2017 – Call for Abstracts

Washington, D.C.
Deadline: Closed

In spring 2017, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 21st annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill . The goal of this event is to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress who provide funding for research and education have a clear understanding of the programs they fund and why these programs are important. Nothing demonstrates the value of undergraduate research more effectively than the words and stories of the student participants themselves.

CUR is calling for undergraduate students to submit an abstract describing their research in any of CUR's discipline divisions: arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics/computer science, physics/astronomy, psychology, and social sciences. 

Event Date:
TBD. The exact dates will be set once the Congressional calendar for spring 2017 is finalized.

Abstract and letter of recommendation are due Nov. 4, 2016 (the portal closes at 11:59 p.m. EST), BUT abstracts should be submitted prior to the deadline to give faculty advisers enough time to submit a letter of recommendation before  Nov.  4. Advisors will not receive directions on how to add their letter of recommendation until the application has been submitted; applications without a recommendation letter will not be reviewed.

How to Apply:
Visit the Posters on the Hill website for specific instructions and guidelines. Students must submit abstracts via the CUR website. Abstracts should explain the research that was conducted and discuss the importance of the work to society (i.e., the larger problem being addressed). Once abstracts are submitted, faculty advisors will receive an email confirmation including directions on how to upload an electronic letter of recommendation.

** CSUF is an institutional member of CUR **

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the conference website

Lindsey Thomas at CUR for questions about your application, or
Drs. Nathalie Carrick or Terri Patchen for questions about the event