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NCUR 2018 Travel Funding


The office of Engaged Learning is sponsoring a competition for an all-expense paid trip to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Edmond, OK from April 4-7, 2018. NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study including the humanities and visual and performing arts. The approximate value of the award including registration, lodging, poster printing, travel and food is $600. To be eligible for the competition, students must have an abstract for an oral or poster participation approved by NCUR. The deadline to submit an abstract is December 5, 2017. Learn more about NCUR and how to submit an abstract here

Up to ten students, whose abstracts have been accepted by NCUR, will be selected to give their oral or poster presentation and represent Indiana University at the conference. Selected students will travel with IU chaperones and be expected to share hotel rooms. Five awards will be allocated to juniors and seniors and five to freshmen and sophomores.

Eligibility criteria and submission timeline:

-          Abstract accepted by NCUR. Forward email from NCUR to

-          Will be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student at IU Bloomington at the time of the conference (April 4-7, 2018).  The office of Engaged Learning will confirm enrollment status.

-          Applicant statement for internal selection submitted by February 26, 2018.  Submit a statement (maximum 500 words) as a Word document by email to Your statement should address the following points: 

  • Your motivations for pursuing their research or creative activity.
  • How you expect to benefit from participating in the trip and presenting at the conference.

Timeline of competition and trip:

December 5, 2017 – Deadline to submit abstract to NCUR: Link to abstract submission guidelines

December 5, 2017 – Late January 2018 – NCUR reviews submissions.

February 26, 2018 - Deadline to submit statement for internal selection. 

April 4 – 7, 2018 – IU students and staff travel to Edmond, OK. The conference takes place over 3½ days from Wednesday April 4 to Saturday April 7. 

Direct questions about NCUR 2018 travel funding to Paul Fogleman (; 812-855-3948).