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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research:
The Office of Undergraduate Research supports research and creative activity for undergraduates.  In particular, it provides funding for student research projects and hosts the annual Pacific Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference (PURCC).  In addition, it helps connect students with research and conference presentation opportunities both on and off campus.  The Office also helps faculty who want help in designing undergraduate research experiences and in mentoring undergraduate scholars.

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External Funding Sources:


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) - Abstract Deadline is Dec. 6
All undergraduates who have been involved in research/creative activity should consider submitting an abstract to NCUR.  Over 4,000 students from all across the country, in all disciplines, present at NCUR each year. There are oral and poster presentations and visual arts and performing arts presentations.  In addition, there is a graduate/professional school fair with representatives from schools/programs across the U.S. 

This year, NCUR will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, March 26-28. The deadline to submit your abstracts is Dec. 6. Student who submit abstracts should include the name and contact info for Dr. Lydia Fox ( on the submission form when it asks for the campus coordinator of undergraduate research.

Deadlines for 2019-2020 Academic Year:

Oct. 26, 2019

Abstract deadline for Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR 2019) to be held November 23, 2019 at CSU San Marcos

Nov. 5, 2019 Abstract deadline for Council on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill to be held Spring 2020 in Washington DC (exact date depends on Congressional calendar)
Dec. 1, 2019 Abstract deadline for National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC 2020) to be held January 24-26 at Harvard University
Dec. 6, 2019 Abstract deadline for National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2020) to be held March 26-29 at the Montana State University
Mar. 27, 2020 Application deadline for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
April 10, 2020 Abstract deadline for the 20th annual Pacific Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference (PURCC 2020) to be held late April - early May, 2020. Research Day Poster Session and Oral Presentations on April 25 in the Stockton Campus Library
April 21, 2020 Nomination deadline for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award