Doing research is only half the experience – communicating your results to others is a key element in scholarly research. As a UA undergraduate researcher, you have several opportunities to present your research.
- UA hosts its own Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Conference each spring. Students across academic disciplines are encouraged to submit their finished research papers or works in progress for review for presentation. To find out more, check out the conference website: http://ovpred.ua.edu/urca
- The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a national conference open to undergraduate researchers across the country, NCUR. NCUR is an excellent opportunity to present your research as well as get feedback from other faculty members and students and connect with graduate recruiters. To find out more, check out the conference website: http://www.cur.org.
- Opportunities for Travel Support. Some students have the opportunity to present a poster at a professional society meeting or at a regional or national conference. Talk to your research mentor to see if this is a possibility for you. If so, you may apply for a travel award of amounts ranging from $300-$1000 depending on the funding source. Your first step is to ask your mentor about available funds within your department or college and then look for external funding sources such as the SGA or the Office of Research and Economic Development. Each year, the SGA awards research grants to undergraduate students who are looking for funding to conduct their research or present their research.