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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 virtually April 12-14, 2021. The deadline to submit your abstracts is Dec. 1. 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 2020-20201 Academic Year:

Dec. 1, 2020 Abstract deadline for National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2021) to be held virtually April 12-14
Mar. 25, 2021 Application deadline for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
April 9, 2021 Abstract deadline for the 21st annual Pacific Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference (PURCC 2021) to be held virtually late April - early May, 2021.  Virtual Poster Session and Oral Presentations on April 24
April 15, 2021 Nomination deadline for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award