UM Conference on Undergraduate Research


The University of Montana will host the 22nd annual conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR) in April  2023.


Every year, UMCUR has been organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee in collaboration with the Davidson Honors College and sponsored by the UM Provost and Office of Experiential Learning and Career Success.  Since 2001, UMCUR has provided an opportunity for undergraduates of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship in a public forum. The conference is free and open to the public. All members of the UM campus community are encouraged to participate. 

The day-long conference offers opportunities for University of Montana students of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship through oral presentations, posters, performances, and exhibits. In addition, group presentations are welcome. We love hearing about collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities. The Writing and Public Speaking Center will also offer training sessions designed to help interested students prepare their presentations and posters prior to the conference.

We'd also like to thank everyone for their participation and support, and for all that was done to ensure the success of UMCUR 2022.  With the quality and diversity of undergraduate engagement in research and creative scholarship at UM, we certainly have much to celebrate! 

2022 Awards and Archives

Call for Submissions

Online submission opens in January of 2023.  To propose a presentation for UMCUR, students are asked to submit an abstract (circa 300 words) of their research topic by the March deadline. Faculty mentors should review their students’ proposals before they are submitted.  An essential component of the presentation is the student’s ability to effectively communicate to a non-specialist audience.  Scholarship awards will be presented for oral/poster presentations in each of the UMCUR categories.  To qualify for an award, the author must submit an abstract and present in person at the conference in April. 

Please visit the Submissions page for more detailed information on the process.