National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) - VIRTUAL

April 4-8, 2022

The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) showcases undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines. The annual conference for undergraduate presentations is a welcoming event for first-time presenters, as well as those who have presented before. Sound good? Now is the time! The CSUF Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) will fund the first 100 CSUF undergraduates who submit their abstract by October 20th and are accepted to present at NCUR.
Submissions are open!

Important Deadlines:
October 20, 2021:
Early-Bird Abstract Submission Deadline for ORSP funding eligibility
Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Submission Decisions
December 3, 2021:
Last date to email your NCUR acceptance to to be eligible for ORSP funding
December 10, 2021: Last date to register for ORSP funding eligibility 
April 4-8, 2022: NCUR Conference (VIRTUAL)

Application Details:

Create an NCUR account Opens in new window (it's free). Once you create an account you can submit your abstract for consideration. FYI: If asked, CSUF is an "enhanced" CUR member. Submit an abstract as an individual or part of a research group (if submitting as a group, all co-presenters must create separate NCUR user accounts  with their CSUF email addresses via the NCUR account link, above) 

FREE REGISTRATION for 100 CSUF STUDENTS! CSUF will pay the registration fee for the first 100 CSUF students who submit their NCUR abstracts by October 20th, 2021, who are accepted to present and follow the directions below.
Types of Presentations: Oral or Poster
Benefits of Involvement:
  • Great experience and opportunity to present scholarly and/or creative activity
  • Simple registration and abstract submission process 
  • All accepted students will have the opportunity to present to a cohort group for 10-15 minutes (posters and visual art submissions too!)
  • List your presentation on your résumé for graduate and professional school applications 
  • Share your work with 4000 other undergraduates
  • Graduate fair meet-up with interactive games and prizes! 


If you’re enrolled in an undergraduate program, you’re eligible! Born in the U.S? You’re eligible! An international student? You’re eligible! 


Check out the NCUR 2022 FAQs Opens in new window for all sorts of details about the conference and abstracts. Additional guidelines can be found on the home page of the abstract submission site (they have information for abstracts from all sorts of disciplines – it's very helpful!). You can also check out the NCUR Abstract Archive Opens in new window for abstracts from the previous conference. 


Step 1: Register with NCUR and Submit your Abstract
Deadline: October 20, 2021
A. Create an NCUR account. Use your CSUF email address to register with NCUR (it's free!). If you used your personal email address, please contact to change it to your CSUF email address. You will then be directed to the NCUR 2022 @Home Abstract Submission Site. 

B. Submit your Abstract. Have this information typed up already so you can copy and paste it into the submission spot. You must use your CSUF email address to submit the abstract (do not use your faculty sponsor's e-mail address to submit an abstract).
– Abstract Title (no more than 30 words – use Title Case)
– Abstract (up to 300 words)
– Subject Area
– Type of Presentation (all presentations will have the opportunity to present for 10-15 minutes – posters and art images too!).  
– Your Faculty Mentor's Name, Email, and Institution (that's us - CSUF)
– Campus Coordinator (ours is Leilani Fitzgerald, her title is an "analyst" and her institution is CSUF)
– Campus Coordinator Address (1121 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831)
– Campus Coordinator Phone (657.278.3360)
– Campus Coordinator Email (
FYI: Projects do not have to be completed at the time of submission. If your project hasn't been complete prior to the abstract submission deadline, you can use phrases such as "I anticipate that the results will be...". Please summarize what have done so far, and what you hope to finish by the time of the conference. Additionally, NCUR allows students to submit previously published or previously presented work during abstract submission. To be eligible for ORSP funding, abstracts must be submitted by Oct 20, 2021. 
Step 2: Forward your NCUR abstract submission acceptance email to by December 3, 2021.
This is the email you get from NCUR saying your submission was accepted to the conference. Acceptances should go out from NCUR the week of November 15th. Forward your acceptance email with the subject line: Your Last Name NCUR 2022 (e.g. Luu NCUR 2022). In the email you forward, include the following:
– Last Name
– First Name
– Email
– Presentation Title
– Additional Presentation Author Names
– Major
– College
– Faculty Mentor
We will let you know within a week about paying your registration.
IMPORTANT: Students may only apply once for funding consideration. If there are multiple presenters on one presentation, each must register with NCUR and each must individually forward us the acceptance email that includes their name and the details requested above. We cannot provide funding for more than two eligible presenters on any team projects.
The first 100 students to complete the steps above, will receive an email from   indicating that CSUF will pay their registration fee. Again, two students on one presentation are welcome to apply for registration funding, but each needs to forward the abstract acceptance separately to, as well as individually completing the requirements detailed above.
Step 3: When you hear back from SCAR with directions for registering, register for the event.
We will tell you how to register so that ORSP pays for your registration (how nice is that!). So unless you want to pay for your own registration, DO NOT register for NCUR 2022 until you hear from We will provide registration and payment directions.
Students who miss the deadline or cut-off for free registration will receive an email from indicating that they must register and pay for registration on their own through the NCUR website. Registration support is for CSUF undergraduate students only.
Student registration support is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP). Thank you ORSP!!!
Please review everything carefully above and visit the NCUR 2022 FAQsOpens in new window . If you still have questions, contact Dr. Terri Patchen at, Faculty Fellow for Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR)