The mission of the Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research (UCUR), www.ucur.org, is to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity, done with the mentorship of a faculty member or others, through an annual conference. Undergraduate research has been demonstrated as one of the truly high-impact educational practices. Student presentations are welcome in all fields and disciplines from the creative and performing arts to biomedical, engineering, and social science research.

Applications from undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited to present in oral sessions, posters, artistic performances and visual art exhibits. Faculty mentors are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Office of Engaged Learning has limited funding available for the conference registration fee. Abstracts and the necessary application form must be submitted by the application deadline. If your abstract is approved for funding, you will be notified via email.

Weber State University
February 22, 2019

Open 9/14/18, Close 10/30/18: Abstract due to UCUR

Application Instructions:

The 2019 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) will be at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah on February 22, 2019. Abstract submissions open: September 14, 2018 and close on October 30, 2018.

UCUR submission instructions are available at here. Click on "Submit" to apply.

Students do not apply separately to UVU to present at UCUR 2018. Abstracts submitted to the ucur.org site by the deadline will be reviewed, and those approved by the Scholarly and Creative Activities Council may receive funding to cover the UCUR registration fee.


  • Submission Deadline:  October 30, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance:  December 10, 2018
  • Apply to UVU on OrgSync for funding: December 11, 2018
  • Registration Opens: December 11, 2018
  • Registration Deadline:  January 12, 2019
  • Conference:  February 22, 2019

Tips on Preparing Your Abstract:

Abstracts Should:

  • State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research. Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
  • State conclusions, either final or anticipated.
  • Be well organized.
  • Needs to be at least 250-300 words but should not go over 450 words.
  • All abstracts will undergo a rigorous review by a panel of faculty reviewers. Abstract reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the criteria listed below and will assess overall merit within the context of the specific academic discipline.

Review and Funding of Undergraduate Scholarly Projects Take Into Account the Following Criteria:

  • The abstract has clearly stated objectives and outcomes that can be readily evaluated.
  • The project includes a product that significantly contributes to scholarship or creative work within its discipline. Higher priority will be given to products subject to some aspect of professional peer review extending beyond the confines of the UVU campus.
  • The abstract is well written and organized, offering background and context to show how the project fits into the overall discipline in a meaningful and novel way.
  • The project requires rigorous effort at the advanced undergraduate level.