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Undergraduate Research Conferences

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) are annual undergraduate research conferences for matriculated, enrolled students. They offer a forum to present research projects and creative work to either a national and state audience. The College at Brockport supports a cohort of student presenters each year to both the NCUR and SURC conferences.


The SUNY/CUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event. SURC brings together undergraduate students and faculty mentors from across the SUNY/CUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon, keynote speakers, a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and faculty. SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations. All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors across SUNY and CUNY are invited to attend.

SURC 2022

SURC 2022 details will be added as received. 

NCUR 2021 Fellow Program

The Council on Undergraduate Research is excited to announce that the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held virtually—from wherever is comfortable with a Wifi connection—on April 12-14, 2021. NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning across all disciplines. 

We are pleased to announce that President Macpherson and Provost Heyning are enthusiastically supporting the registration costs of a student cohort, with accepted projects for presentation, to virtually attend and present at NCUR 2021.

Through the NCUR Fellow program, we want to:

  • Ensure departmental faculty engagement in the NCUR Fellow process. 
  • Achieve early submission of student abstracts to ensure as many Brockport students as possible are presenting at NCUR 2021.


  1. Identify significant student research projects. 
  2. Encourage student applications to the NCUR Fellow Program.
  3. Review student abstracts prior to submission to the NCUR 2021 website.
    1. If desired prior to submission, abstract drafts may be emailed to Professor Markus Hoffmann for review and feedback.


  1. Submit their own abstracts by December 1st. The college will support the student in covering the full registration cost.
  2. Submit applications for a Brockport NCUR Fellowship to the NCUR Campus Committee via online application in MachForm by December 6, 2020.
  3. Pledge their commitment with a signed NCUR 2021 Commitment Statement available in the MachForm application.
  4. Register for the conference during a virtual 7:00am mandatory meeting. This meeting will be held between December 7-December 31, 2020. Registrations for students who did not meet the early decision registration timeline will be held at a later date.

General Information

NCUR 2021 Conference Info 

NCUR 2021 Abstract Guidelines

Additional Notes

  • If more students are accepted than the College can financially support, students who have attended NCUR before will be given lower priority and NCUR 2021 fellowships will be determined by fellowship application date/time order. (First come, first served.) 
  • Any student who did not submit an NCUR Fellow application online will not be eligible for financial support through the Fellows Program. 
"Brockport has provided me with positive and life-changing experiences like NCUR and SURC." M. Hutchings, NCUR-SURC Fellow 2016 & 2017

Last Updated 4/22/21