2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The UWEC NCUR logo, featuring the year 2023 and a bridge over water.

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2023  will be hosted by UW-Eau Clair in Eau Clair, Wisconsin this year April 13-15, 2023.

NCUR 2023 Abstract Submission Link



Abstract submission and registration opens Fall of 2022, NCUR 2023 website

Each year the Innovation Academy (IA) is committed to providing financial support to students whose proposals are accepted to present at NCUR.

Due to budget limitations the Innovation Academy will no longer have funds to cover travel expenses however, IA will pay all student NCUR registration costs. 

Please note the following: 

  • Only registration costs will be covered by the Innovation Academy. Student travel expenses will need to be secured by the student and/or the students department funds. 
  • No dissemination grant applications will be accepted for travel expenses and will be auto declined. Travel funds will need to be secured from the student and/or the students college department.
  • All NCUR student attendee's must register individually this means each student, regardless of whether they are part of a team or an individual presenter, will need to register to attend for all accepted abstracts. 
  • Students that are part of more than one team need only register once.
  • When registering students will need to select "Invoice my Institution" in order to have the cost covered by the Innovation Academy.
  • ** February 7, 2023, is the last day the "Invoice my Institution" option for payment will be available. After February 7, payment will need to be made via credit card with no option for reimbursement from IA.
  • All faculty mentors are responsible for their own registration fees.

The National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), www.ncur.org, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students to present their work.  The Office of Engaged Learning is pleased to promote as well as offer financial support for students to attend NCUR each year.

This gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate research student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and offers undergraduate research students valuable tools for career readiness development.

Student presentations are welcome in all fields and disciplines from the creative and performing arts to biomedical, engineering, and social science research. NCUR is a wonderful opportunity to network with peers and faculty from around the country working in similar research fields, learn about how research and scholarship is conducted in a variety of disciplines, to learn about graduate school and employment opportunities, and, of course, to develop presentation skills.


The Innovation Academy is pleased to support undergraduate students research efforts. Those abstracts that are accepted to present at NCUR will have their conference registration paid for by the Innovation Academy. Due to limited funding no other funding is available to cover travel expenses and will need to be covered by the presenter.