Research Resources

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
CUR is mainly focused on faculty and administrator roles. They hold a conference every other year in June. CUR conducts numerous events each year for faculty and administrators. In addition CUR sponsors Posters on the Hill, an opportunity for students to present poster sessions to the U.S. Congress and the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program. Wartburg is an institutional member of CUR.

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR®)
The main focus of NCUR is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to present at a national conference (see above). This organization encourages undergraduate research in all disciplines.

Davis United World College Scholars Program
Wartburg has recently been included to participate in the Davis United World College Scholars Program. The Foundation has initiated a “100 Projects for Peace” initiative wherein Wartburg is eligible for funding of a $10,000 student-initiated “grassroots project for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world."

Publications that accept student submissions

  • Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research
    Encourages undergraduate students to submit manuscripts for consideration. The primary author of a submitted manuscript must be an undergraduate student who is a member of Psi Chi.
  • American Journal of Undergraduate Research
    Refereed journal for undergraduate research in the pure and applied sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and related areas.
  • Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
    An annual online national, reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research. The twofold purpose of the journal is to foster and reward the scholarly efforts of undergraduate human sciences students as well as to provide a valuable learning experience.
Other Sites
- Web-Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU)
- Gaining Admission Into the Psychology Graduate Program of Your Choice
- CUR Registry of Undergraduate Researchers and Graduate Schools
- Creating an Effective Conference Presentation
- Tips for Paper Presentations
- Tips for Poster Presentations
- Gradschools.com
- Peterson's Graduate Planner