National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Campus Coordinator: Leslie Swannack
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Conference Registration Payment: Invoice Campus Coordinator
NCUR Mailing List
If you would like to be on the EWU mailing list for information about NCUR, please send Leslie Swannack an email. You can also like us on Facebook at EWU National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
- Do I have to be a full time student when I apply for EWU travel funding and the Library Award?
No, you do not have to be a full time student when you apply for EWU travel funding or the Library Award. However, you do have to be enrolled in at least 10 credits at the time of travel to be eligible for EWU travel funding and the Library Award.
- I have already applied to NCUR. Am I still eligible to apply for EWU travel funding?
Yes, you are still eligible to apply for EWU funding. You may apply for funding either before or after submitting an abstract; however, apply for funding prior to the funding deadline.
Will EWU pay for travel funding for all students who are accepted to NCUR?
Unfortunately, funding is limited. There is the possibility that EWU will not be able to fund all students who are accepted to NCUR. Please submit your application for travel funding by the deadline.
How many students will be funded to attend NCUR?The number of student to be funded varies each year. For travel to NCUR 2012, 22 travel awards were granted.
What travel expenses will EWU cover?
If accepted to present at NCUR and accepted for travel funding, EWU will pay most expenses to attend NCUR. This includes registration, airfare, airport transportation at the conference, lodging and meals. Transportation from the hotel to the conference is provided by the conference. Students will be responsible for personal expenses, such as t-shirts, souvenirs, field trips after the conference, food not covered by the per diem and any other incidental expenses.
- What is the difference between the travel award and the Library Award?
Both awards offer funding to attend NCUR. The travel award is offered by the Academic Affairs department, and the funding is limited by college. The Library Award provides another opportunity to obtain funding to attend NCUR. The Library Award also offers a cash award of $250.
- May I apply for both the travel award and the Library Award?
Definitely! Applying for both awards increases your chances to obtain funding to attend NCUR. Plus, the Library Award also offers a $250 cash award.
- I am not currently attending EWU, but conducted my research at EWU. May I apply for travel funding?
You must be a currently enrolled student to receive travel funding. If travel occurs during a quarter break, you must be enrolled in the quarters before AND after travel. For example, if the conference takes place during spring break, you must be enrolled BOTH winter AND spring quarters.
I am not presenting at NCUR. May I still apply for travel funding?
Unfortunately, funding is available only for students who are accepted to present at NCUR.
May I leave earlier/stay later than the conference dates?
It MAY be possible to change your travel dates. Any changes that result in an increase in cost, will be the student's responsibility. Please contact Leslie Swannack as soon as possible.
May I travel with my spouse/friend/etc.?
All expenses for your travel companion will be at their expense. The university cannot pay for any travel expenses for travel companions. You may purchase an airline ticket that matches your itinerary. Arrangements must be made for transportation to/from the hotel/airport, as well as lodging. Please contact Leslie Swannack for airline and lodging information.
How much will I receive for meals?
Students will receive the government rate for daily meal allowances while in travel status. Please see the link following for the daily government rate. On the first day of travel, students receive cash to purchase meals. Meals provided by the conference will be deducted from the daily allowance. For NCUR 2013, the daily rate is $46 per day, which breaks down to $11 for breakfast, $14 for lunch and $21 for dinner.http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/100120
How much per meal will I receive?
Please see the following link for the per meal breakdown. The "Per Diem Rates - WA (See map)" provides the breakdown for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This per meal breakdown is used for all states. For example, the La Crosse, Wisconsin, rate is $46 per day. The Meal Rate breaks down $46 to $11 for breakfast, $14 for lunch and $21 for dinner.
How many students will share a room?
Two students will be assigned per room. There will be two beds per room.