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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. SUNY 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 2022 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 Wi-Fi connection—on April 8, 2022. 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 Delene are enthusiastically supporting the registration costs of a student cohort, with accepted projects for presentation, to virtually attend and present at NCUR 2022.

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 2022.

Faculty Mentors Will:

  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 2022 website.
    1. If desired prior to submission, abstract drafts may be emailed to Professor Markus Hoffmann for review and feedback.

Students Will:

  1. Submit their own abstracts to NCUR by October 20, 2021. See submission details and link below.
  2. Submit applications for a Brockport NCUR Fellowship to the NCUR Campus Committee via online application in MachForm by October 27, 2021.
  3. Pledge their commitment with a signed NCUR 2022 Commitment Statement available in the MachForm application. The college will only support students in covering the full registration cost who submitted the Application MachForm including the Commitment Statement.
  4. Register for the conference during an early morning 7 am mandatory meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students may come in person to Smith 103 or virtually.

Conference & Abstract Submission Information

NCUR is essentially a national version of Brockport’s Scholar’s Day. Students from all fields present on their research or creative activity either orally, by poster, or by performance/exhibition. NCUR also features 3-4 plenary speakers giving typically highly motivating presentations on topics of wide interest. Career related sessions and opportunities for meeting graduate school representatives are also provided. Some programming for faculty and administers is also available to share best practices for fostering undergraduate research.

NCUR 2022 Conference Information

NCUR 2022 offers for the first time a competition option, for which we would like to all Brockport NCUR 2022 Fellows to participate. Besides the abstract text, a pre-recorded two-minute flash talk is required, which is exactly what our SURP students practiced this summer!

Submission Form

This link also provides the submission details and discipline specific guidance on writing your abstract. Please read this provided information carefully before crafting your abstract. 

General Information

NCUR 2022 Conference Info 

NCUR 2022 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 2022 fellowships will be determined by Brockport NCUR  fellowship application date/time order. (First come, first served.) 
"Brockport has provided me with positive and life-changing experiences like NCUR and SURC." M. Hutchings, NCUR-SURC Fellow 2016 & 2017

Last Updated 4/19/22