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Dr. Zachary Stahlschmidt
Director of Undergraduate Research

Preparing Your Abstract for NCUR 2017

Submission Deadline: December 2, 2016

Please note that NCUR has a competitive abstract review process, so you are strongly advised to work with your mentor and the Director of Undergraduate Research in preparing your abstract.
Abstracts that do not follow the specified guidelines will be rejected by NCUR.  

Late submissions are not accepted.
Note that NCUR abstracts must be no more than 300 words in length (including title and the names of all authors).

NCUR requires the following information in an abstract: "Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the conclusions. The abstract should summarize the substantive results of the work and not merely list topics to be discussed." Historically, the abstracts that received the best reviews from NCUR contained the following components:

  1. A clear statement of the research question or hypothesis or the creative theme.
  2. A brief comment about the relevance and uniqueness of the work.
  3. A clear description of the methodology used to explore the question/hypothesis/creative theme.
  4. A statement of progress to date, preliminary results, or expected outcomes.

Once you have finished reading this information, go on to the Submitting your Abstract page.