Undergraduate Research Student Conferences

Below are venues (conferences and meetings) for students to present the results of their undergraduate research or creative activities. Please note, the deadlines for submitting an abstract to individual conferences are often several months in advance of the conference itself. For some conferences, the number of presentation slots from each institution are limited in which case Cortland's Undergraduate Research Council will review and select student presenters to represent SUNY Cortland. SUNY Cortland undergraduate students who have their presentation accepted for a conference are eligible to receive a URC Travel Grant and should apply for one (see funding links to left) in advance of the deadline in the semester in which the conference is held.

SURC Upstate, SUNY ESF (April 4, 2020) and SURC Downstate, SUNY Old Westbury (April 24, 2020)

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters. SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (SURC Upstate) and SUNY Old Westbury (SURC Downstate) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April.  Further details can be found on the SURC conference website.

Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference. SUNY Cortland, April 2020

SUNY Cortland’s Transformations is a day designed to demonstrate, highlight, promote and encourage scholarship among SUNY Cortland students and their faculty mentors. Our scholarly work is crucial to who and what we are as individuals and as an institution. For more information please watch for email announcements. Deadlines for abstract submission will be January 2020. Please contact the Arts and Sciences Dean's office for more details.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 

The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference gives undergraduate scholars in all fields and from all types of institutions of higher learning a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances and works of art. Please visit National Conferences on Undergraduate Research for information. 

2020 Posters on the Hill (Council on Undergraduate Research). Washington, D.C.

In the Spring of 2020 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact. CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit the Posters on the Hill page for more information and abstract submission. The deadline for abstract submission is Nov. 5, 2019.

Important Deadlines

Travel Grant Applications

Fall: Nov. 1, 2019
Spring: March 25, 2020

Student Progress in Undergraduate Research Grant Application

Sept. 27, 2019

Feb.21, 2020

April 3, 2020

Summer Research Fellowship Applications

March 13, 2020

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program
In April, 2020 (for 2020-21 Academic Year)