Different than most meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of developing scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all areas of academic study. Through this annual interdisciplinary conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the dissemination, celebration, and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research and scholarship; and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
NCUR 2018 will be held April 4-7 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Concordia anticipates funding transportation costs, shared hotel rooms, and conference registration for six students in 2018. Evening meals and other expenses incurred at the meeting will be the students' responsibility. Students must receive confirmation from the Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) that they have been accepted for this opportunity in order to receive travel funds from the Office of URSCA for this meeting. Accepted students will then apply to NCUR directly.
In addition to sharing their work at NCUR, all funded students are expected to submit a one-page reflection of their conference learning experience to the Office of URSCA and are expected to present at the Celebration of Student Scholarship (COSS) on April 11, 2018.
Applications are due to the Office of URSCA by Nov. 8, 2017. Candidates selected by a Concordia review committee will be notified by Nov. 22 and these students will be required to submit their abstract to NCUR by Dec. 5 for review by the NCUR selection committee. Those accepted by NCUR will then be funded to travel to the conference to present their work.
To apply to Concordia to attend NCUR, students must submit the following:
Abstract (200-300 words): In a well-organized paragraph, 1) state your central research question and purpose of your research, scholarship, or creative activity; 2) provide a brief description of your methodology; and 3) briefly describe your conclusions (either final or anticipated).
Project Synopsis (500-750 words): Your project does NOT need to be completed before submitting your abstract to NCUR; however, in order to evaluate your submission, we require a synopsis of your project that expands on the abstract and includes the framework for your research and an articulation of your involvement in the project.
Personal Statement (200-300 words): Indicate how attending and presenting at NCUR will benefit your academic career.
Endorsement (100-200 words): Ask your research mentor or chair of the department through which the work was completed to submit a statement to firstname.lastname@example.org supporting the presentation of your work at NCUR. This is required for your application to be reviewed.