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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.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes 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. The 2022 National Conference will be held virtually April 4-8, 2022.  Please visit National Conferences on Undergraduate Research for information. 

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

Posters on the Hill 2022 will take place virtually on April 26-27, 2022, between 2-4:00 PM ET each day. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact. Check back for the call for 2023 Poster abstracts for 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 contact Maria Timberlake at or visit the Posters on the Hill page for more information.

SURC (SUNY Annual Undergraduate Research Conference)

*Currently Inactive.* 

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary event bringing 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.  Check back in the fall of 2022 for details.  

Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference. SUNY Cortland, April 29, 2022

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. Please contact the Arts and Sciences Dean's office for more details at 607-753-4312 or email

URC Highlights