Undergraduate Research Conferences

The following are student-run conferences for undergraduates at Ivy League institutions to present their research

National Collegiate Research Conference

The National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum organized by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA). The most accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The core vision behind the conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world's leading authorities in academia, policy, and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students. Last year, after being selected through a competitive application process, over 200 participants from nearly 75 universities across America and abroad attended the conference. The goal of NCRC is to expand the perspective of undergraduate researchers through offering exposure to diverse fields and to facilitate the discourse on collaboration, leadership, and social impact in research that will prove to be invaluable in future pursuits. 


  • Date: tbd
  • Location: Harvard University
  • Abstract submission deadline: tbd

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Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium (ILURS) is a platform for scholarly, interdisciplinary discourse amongst students across the Ivy League. The conference is held annually, and submissions  are accepted in four academic divisions: Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Art & Humanities, Social & Economic Sciences, and Engineering & Applied Sciences. ILURS seeks outstanding undergraduate research presentations from seminars, senior theses programs, independent studies, and research programs/fellowships.


  • Date: TBD
  • Location: University of Pennsylvania
  • Abstract submission deadline: TBD

The Symposium will feature notable keynote speakers and offer workshops connecting students and alumni from across the Ivy League. This year's symposium will provide distinguished undergraduate researchers with opportunities to present their research, network with other scholars, learn about post-graduate opportunities, and engage with professors and research professionals.