Undergraduate Research and Creative Works

Important Dates – Present Research


– HPU Research and Creativity Symposium –

Abstracts open spring semester

Abstracts Due: March 22, 2021

Location: Virtually on Symposium

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (viewable April 19- May 3)

For more information, contact




– State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium –

Location: Virtually on (cohosted by East Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University)
Date: November 7-14, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020
Barthalmus Research Grant Deadline: October 9, 2020
Presentation Upload October 26- Nov 4, 2020
Registration Deadline: No registration

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works traditionally covers registration costs and hires a bus for transportation for in-person events. Contact Dr. Altman if you are presenting or wish to attend.



Posters on the Hill

– Sponsored by CUR –

Location: Washington DC, at the Capitol
Date: TBA, date set once the congressional calendar is in place

Very Competitive and restricted to projects that may be of interest to legislators
HPU is an institutional member

Abstract Submission closes December 1, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance Early February 2020
Early Registration opens TBA

HPU students may apply for a URCW grant for funds to attend.




– North Carolina Academy of Sciences –

Location: Lenior Rhyne University (Hickory, NC)
Date: March 12-13, 2021 Virtually

Online Abstract Submissions Opens
Abstract Submission Deadline
Conference Registration Deadline TBA




– National Conferences on Undergraduate Research –

Location: Virtually, hosted by Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Date: April 12-14, 2021
Largest undergraduate conference in the country!

Online Abstract Submissions Opens
September 30, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 6, 2020
Notification of Decision on Abstracts January 15, 2021
Deadline for Early Conference Registration February 21,  2021
Deadline for Late Conference Registration
March 13, 2021

HPU students may apply for a URCW grant for funds to attend.

Contact Us

Dr. Joanne Altman, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works

Phone: 336-841-9613

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