Aid Available for Students Interested in 2016 National Undergraduate Research Conference

Students who wish to receive financial support from the University to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) should apply for funding through the Office of Student Research (OSR) by Oct. 23.

The 30th Annual NCUR Conference in Asheville, N.C., will take place April 7-9. The OSR will be able to provide support for a limited number of students. A completed application, including an abstract, should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 23. A copy of the application form and abstract guidelines can be found at Do not submit abstracts to NCUR until funding is granted from the OSR.

The OSR will rank the applications and award travel funds to a limited number students. Priority will be given to senior students, students who have not previously attended NCUR and students who will not have the opportunity to present their research elsewhere, except for Truman’s Student Research Conference. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded funding via email no later than Nov. 16. Students who are denied funding from the OSR are encouraged to seek alternative sources of travel funds.

After a student has secured funding for travel to NCUR 2016, whether through the OSR or from some other source, he or she must submit their abstract to NCUR through the NCUR website,, by Dec. 2.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of faculty at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and students will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by the NCUR by Jan. 11-22. The OSR will contact all students who have been accepted by the NCUR to present at the conference in January, and will coordinate registration and travel for the entire Truman group.

Questions or comments about the process can be directed to
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