NCUR 2014 - April 3-5 in Lexington, Kentucky
[Note - The deadline for internal funding has now passed. If you have questions, please contact the Honors College. We have had a large number of applicants and we look forward to taking most of them to NCUR -
The information that follows is left up as general information for those interested in being involved in future NCUR meetings.]
This academic year, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research will be held at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington on April 3-5, 2014. A contingent of EIU students will be heading down on the afternoon of April 2nd to share their research, scholarship and creative activity with undergraduate students from across the country, and we want YOU to be one of them. Thanks to the support of President Perry, EIU will provide funding for the registration, accommodation, and travel to students who are ready to present their work at NCUR. If we have a very large number of applicants, we may not be able to fund everyone, but we will strive to make the NCUR experience available to as many EIU students as can benefit from it and who can represent the best EIU has to offer.
If you are an EIU student who has been engaged in independent study, research, or a capstone creative activity in any discipline we encourage you to apply for funding.
For sample abstracts, please go to the NCUR 2013 website to look at accepted abstracts from last year. You can filter your searches by school or by discipline, and you will be amazed at the diversity of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity that is represented. Talk to your faculty mentor or to Dr. Richard England, Dean of the Honors College, for more guidance. Whatever your discipline, research and creative excellence thrives at EIU and we want you to share it at NCUR.
You will need to prepare an abstract detailing the nature of your study / performance, between 250 and 450 words in length. For guidance, do look at last year's abstracts at the link above. You should have the faculty mentor who has worked with you on your project review your abstract before you submit it here.
Your abstract will be judged for its clear communication of a research conclusion or a performance / creative purpose. The abstract should not assume specialist knowledge on the part of the reviewers, but should concisely describe the goal, method or approach, and significance of the work undertaken.
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity committee may suggest changes to your abstract to improve its chances of acceptance by NCUR.
If you have questions, or technical difficulties, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org