Posters on the Hill 2018 – Call for Abstracts

Washington D.C.
Deadline: Nov. 1 

In spring 2018, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 22nd 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.

CSUF students were accepted to present at Posters on the Hill in 2017, 2016, and 2015, so please consider applying for this invaluable opportunity!

Event Date:
TBD. The exact date will be set once the Congressional calendar for spring 2018 is finalized.

Deadline:
Abstract and letter of recommendation are due Nov. 1, 2017 (the portal closes at 11:59 p.m. EST), BUT abstracts should be submitted prior to the deadline to give faculty advisors sufficient time to submit a letter of recommendation before Nov. 1. Advisors will only receive directions on how to add their letter of recommendation when the application has been submitted. Applications without a faculty recommendation letter will not be reviewed.

How to Apply:
Visit http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill/Opens in new window for specific instructions and guidelines. Abstracts must be submitted via the CUR website. They should explain the research that was conducted and discuss the importance of the work to society (i.e., the larger problem being addressed). Once 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: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill_frequently_asked_questions/Opens in new window

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