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NCUR Travel Grants


Each year the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) sponsors the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference is attended by thousands of students from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and it offers attendees a chance to share their scholarly work (including performances and artwork) with their peers. This year NCUR will be held April 10-13, 2019 in Kennesaw, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta (see for more information).

The SOAR program will fund approximately 10 students to attend the conference. Applicants do not need to have participated in the SOAR program to apply – any academic research (including performances and artwork) is eligible. The SOAR program will cover the cost of registration, travel, lodging, and food for students selected to attend. In addition, SOAR will make all arrangements for this travel. To facilitate planning, SOAR holds an on-campus application process prior to the NCUR submissions. Students who want to be funded by the college need to submit their abstract to the SOAR committee several weeks prior to the NCUR submission deadline. Midway through the fall semester, emails are sent to all students and all faculty announcing the relevant deadlines.

Please note that acceptance by the SOAR committee does not guarantee acceptance by NCUR.


At the time of the conference, a student must have full-time status at the college, be of at least sophomore standing, and have completed at least one full-time semester at Moravian College.

The work to be submitted to NCUR must have been completed while the student was enrolled at Moravian College.

The faculty sponsor must be a current full-time faculty member, an Emeritus faculty member of the college, or a current adjunct faculty member who has taught at the college for at least two full years.