UM Conference on Undergraduate Research


The University of Montana will host the 20th annual conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR) 

After a successful digital spring conference, the University of Montana’s Conference on Undergraduate Research is remaining in a digital format this year. We are committed to providing opportunities for undergraduates from all majors to present their research and creative scholarship in a public forum. Members of the campus and community are encouraged to participate. Thanks to our students, mentors, and judges, for their adaptability and continued engagement.

Click here to view the 2020 conference in ScholarWorks. 

UMCUR Timeline

January 19 - Call for Submissions OPENS
March 15 - Abstract submission deadline at MIDNIGHT
End of March (TBD) - Live UMCUR Q&A workshop at 4:00pm (MST)
April 13 - Oral and poster video presentations uploaded by MIDNIGHT
April 16 - Digital UMCUR open to the public - conference link posted on website
April 16 - 21 - Online presentation judging (Opt-in)
April 22 - Awards announced 

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 or poster presentation (including individual author, co-authors, Franke Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) panel, or visual & performing arts).  The five research categories are Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts (includes creative writing, dance, film, sculpture, etc.).  All presentations that have opted-in to be judged will be eligible for an award.  *GLI will have its own oral-panel presentation category & awards.

Submissions will open on January 19, 2021.  Please check back for the online link and additional information.

Additional questions may be directed to the Conference Coordinator, Michelle Eckert at

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