Call for Submissions
- UMCUR is designed to highlight the original research and creative scholarship of UM students. Participation is open to all UM undergraduates in good standing.
- Students receiving research scholarships through the Davidson Honors College must present the results of their work within the academic year of the award. UMCUR provides an excellent opportunity to satisfy that requirement.
- Students are welcome to present work-in-progress, as well as completed research and creative scholarship.
- Submissions may be made for an oral (individual author, co-authors, GLI panel, or original creative work) or poster presentation. For additional information on printing/uploading posters and oral presentations, please visit the Scholarworks page of the website. (See Visual & Performing Arts Exhibition Page for additional information on how to submit an exhibit).
- Abstracts (circa 300 words) must include the following elements (as applicable to your field): Your UMCUR abstract must be specific to this presentation. It should not be an abstract that you previously submitted for an award application; rather, it should be revised to reflect your most recent work on the project. View our sample abstracts for strong examples.
- Title – Describe your topic in language that is intelligible to a general audience.
- Purpose – State your main thesis or rationale.
- Methods – How did you carry out this project?
- Significance – Explain the contribution of this project to your field and/or to society. Your explanation can include reasoning or inspirations for choosing this topic, or what details lead you to this research. No need to have a conclusive answers or evidence, especially if your data is still being processed.
- Submit online abstract prior to deadline.
- Once submitted, your Faculty Mentor will be requested to review/approve your abstract.
- Present your research at UMCUR, April 27, 2018. UMCUR attracts a general audience composed of students and faculty in all disciplines. Your intentions must be communicated in a manner that is intelligible to that audience.
The submission deadline is Friday, February 23, 2018.
Everyone will be judged during their UMCUR presentation according to the Judging Rubric.
CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the 2018 UMCUR Judging Rubric.
Want additional support on writing an excellent abstract?
Join the UMCUR Abstract Writing Workshop for free, hands-on assistance in writing and submitting your abstract. Workshops to be held, Wednesday, February 21st 4:00-5:00pm OR Thursday, February 22nd 6:00-7:00pm in the Mansfield Library, Buckhous Room MLB284. Please email Gretchen McCaffrey at Gretchen.McCaffrey@mso.umt.edu to secure your spot. Walk-ins are accepted. Not mandatory for Award eligibility. Click on picture for printable flyer.
In order to be eligible to win an award, at least one author/co-author must:
- Have abstract submission reviewed by a Faculty Mentor.
- Attend one of the scheduled Training Workshops in the Mansfield Library. Either Monday, April 9th, 7:00-8:00pm or Tuesday, April 10th, 4:00-5:00pm. If presenting in a group, only 1 member needs to attend.
- Attend Keynote Session at UMCUR on Friday, April 27th at 12:20pm (lunch provided).
- Research must be presented the day of UMCUR during the scheduled time. All Judging will take place using the UMCUR Rubric.
Judges & Volunteers Needed: The Davidson Honors College invites you to be a part of this year's UMCUR. Please sign-up to be a Judge or to Volunteer. Your time is greatly appreciated. Read More.