The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of up to 2,000 young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. 

Selection Guidelines
The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee (URCC) is committed to providing UW-L students the opportunity to present their research at annual events including NCUR*, the UW-System's Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity, and Posters in the Rotunda. The committee has developed guidelines to be used for selecting travel awards to these events. Any student who receives a travel award to attend these events must make a commitment to present at the UW-L Celebration of Student Research & Creativity.

General selection guidelines:
1. Travel awards will be selected based on the overall quality of the research project.
2. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received funding for travel to that event. Prior funding does not eliminate a student from consideration, but places that student at the bottom of the list.
3. Priority will be given to seniors, then to juniors, then to sophomores, then to freshmen.
4. Every effort will be made to ensure that a fair distribution of students is selected across and within academic departments and programs.

*Additional selection guidelines, specific to NCUR:
1. In order to receive funding for travel to NCUR, the following information must be included when you submit your abstract to NCUR: Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator Information
2. A maximum of one student author per accepted abstract will be funded.

Important Dates and Deadlines for NCUR 2014
The 28th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research will be held in Lexington, Kentucky at the University of Kentucky from Thursday, April 3-Saturday, April 5. The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee is committed to sending select student's from UW-La Crosse. Abstract submission for NCUR 2014 will be announced.

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           Timeline for NCUR 2014
Call for Applications and Abstracts Postcard
September 10, 2013
Online submission opens
September 30, 2013
Deadlines for Applications and Abstracts
December 6, 2013 11:59pm ET
Review of Submissions
Dec. 3, 2013– Jan 7, 2014
FAN Submission Deadline
Dec. 14, 2013
Online Registration Opens -- Link to Register
January 15, 2013
Notification of Decision on Abstracts
December 22, 2013- January 14, 2014
Deadline for Early Conference Registration
February 14, 2014
Deadline for Conference Registration
March 14, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline
March 14, 2014
NCUR 28 Conference
April 3-6, 2014