The Call for Abstracts for the 6th annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is now open! ICUR is a conference with a difference - held concurrently in Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States – ICUR connects conference presenters from across the world with cutting-edge video-conferencing technology.
ICUR is a fantastic opportunity for students to present and discuss their research and can help them to develop both their research and presentation skills. They also have the opportunity to connect with other undergraduate researchers across countries and disciplines, and enhance their CV.
What our past students have said...
Someone asked me a question that came from their discipline and helped me consider my research from another angle, which is what inter-disciplinary conferences are all about!’ J. Schulze, Film and Television Studies
The most interesting part was when all there was a student-led panel. It was exciting to see that what was happening here, is happening there to a similar extent. And also nice to catch up with so many different universities.’ M. Dave, Maths
‘At one point, there was over 10 people gathered around my poster listening to me. I got asked a lot of questions because I wasn't giving a formal presentation, rather just having a discussion with people about my research. I found this process extremely helpful because it helped me to clarify elements of my research and why it is relevant.’ S. Shariff, History
‘I was just really grateful to have the opportunity to practice presenting, and to get some support in the preparation process.’ J. Sinclair, History
Students can apply at www.ICURportal.com
ICUR is a two-day event, held during Welcome Week on 25th - 26th September 2018, on central campus at Warwick. It is an exclusively undergraduate forum designed to showcase the best in undergraduate research from across the globe, and to provide a supportive environment for talented young scholars, many of whom are doing and presenting research for the first time
The conference is multidisciplinary and all undergraduate students who have research to share are encouraged to apply. Students are invited to submit abstracts of 250 words for either a fifteen minute spoken presentation or a poster presentation. We welcome submissions from all disciplines and perspectives.
ICUR is an opportunity for students to:
Internationalise their university experience by presenting on the world stage.
Understand how to articulate the importance of their research across disciplinary boundaries.
Develop an appreciation of how local specificities or global imperatives shape their research area.
How to Apply
Its easy to apply, students can submit an abstract using the online form at www.ICURportal.com
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 31st May 2018. If you have any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. We welcome research projects which are the outcome of dissertations, course work, group projects, summer internships or independent research. Students are also welcome to submit work that they have developed with a member of staff. We ask students whose abstracts have arisen from a group project, to confirm they have consent from all group members/individuals involved, prior to applying.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel and students may be asked to revise their abstract prior to final selection. Whilst this is a competitive process, we aim to be as inclusive as possible.
Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:
The project is a research project undertaken at undergraduate level which makes an interesting contribution to the field.
There is a clear methodology which has been appropriately used.
References show an understanding of recent developments in the field.
The abstract is accessible to specialist and non-specialist interdisciplinary audiences.
The ICUR Team will let the student know if your abstract has been selected by the end of June 2018.
Please visit www.icurportal.com for guidance on applying to ICUR and for news, training and updates on the ICUR experience.