The Office of Student Research encourages Longwood undergraduate student researchers to present at the NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH held virtually on April 4-8, 2022.

To submit an abstract, visit the NCUR website: NCUR 2022 (link expired)


Established in 1987, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) has consistently been one of the largest national conferences for promoting undergraduate research, creative, and scholastic achievement. This four day annual event draws hundreds of talented students representing over 400 colleges and universities nationally.

Students present their researching in a variety of different ways:

  • Topical sessions of 15 minute oral presentations
  • Interdisciplinary poster sessions
  • Artistic performances and visual art exhibits

An additional portion of NCUR includes plenary sessions led by nationally prominent speakers sharing their perspectives on educational policy, various programs and initiatives, funding opportunities for undergraduate research efforts, and career development. For more information about NCUR, please visit NCUR 2022. (link expired)


 What is new this year?

  • Programming spread out over a week's time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts.
  • Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round.
  • The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions.
  • Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students.
  • Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes.
  • Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom.


Where is NCUR 2022 @home?

NCUR 2022 @home will take place virtually on April 4-8, 2022, with a welcome reception on April 1, 2022, and a celebratory award ceremony on April 11, 2022, for those who have opted-in to the competition aspect.


When are upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  • October 20, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission and Opt-in for Competition Deadline
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission Decision Notifications
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Registration Opening
  • November 19, 2021: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline (not eligible for competition aspect)
  • December 20, 2021: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract's Submitted During Early-Bird Submission Round
  • Week of January 10, 2022: Regular Abstract Submission Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2022: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstracts Submitted During Regular Submission Round
  • March 18, 2022: Last Day to Cancel and Request a Refund
  • March 21, 2022: Final Registration Deadline for All 


Why should I submit early?

Submitting an abstract before the early-bird abstract submission deadline of October 20, 2021, allows for a student to:

  • Opt-in to the competition aspect of NCUR to gain additional exposure and provides an opportunity to highlight presentation skills.
  • Register for the lowest NCUR registration rate before December 20, 2021.
  • Ability to start preparing early to lessen spring semester stress.


How can I submit my abstract?

Submissions are now open. Simply create an account on <link expired> and you are on your way!



Longwood University is an Institutional Member of CUR therefore students and faculty can register for NCUR at the Institutional Member rate.

The Office of Student Research will pay for registration for students who have abstracts accepted for presentation at NCUR 2022.

We hope you will take advantage of this excellent opportunity to present your work in a national venue.  

Please email Amorette Barber,, if you have any questions.