On Campus Opportunities

There are several opportunities for students to present or publish their scholarly work through on campus outlets, hosted by various Colleges or Departments at University of West Georgia. Below is a list of opportunities available at University of West Georgia in order by college and/or discipline:

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Social Sciences

Honors College: Office of Undergraduate Research

Off Campus Opportunities

West Georgia undergraduate researchers who have completed substantial scholarly work, often have their research accepted for presentations at state, regional, and national conferences. The Honors College chaperones students who are accepted for presentation at the following state, regional, or national undergraduate research conferences:

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference


The mission of the GURC is to serve students and faculty in the Southeastern United States as the region’s preeminent undergraduate research and creative endeavors conference for the dissemination of original student scholarship conducted in partnership with a faculty/staff mentor. Further, GURC serves as a networking conference providing undergraduates with connections to career and graduate school opportunities.

Who: Undergraduate students researching in ANY discipline.
What: Abstract submissions are accepted for oral and poster presentations as well as performing arts (dance, music, drama) and visual arts (sculpture, painting, photography).
When: TBA.
Submission Deadline: TBA
Where: Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA

Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC) is an organization formed for the promotion and advancement of honors education in institutions of higher learning in the state of Georgia. Each year, GCHC hosts its annual meeting at a selected college or university in Georgia, giving Honors students another opportunity to share their research with others while also allowing them to meet and interact with other Honors students.

Date: February 2019
Location: TBA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: Proposals accepted through January 2019
Eligibility: UWG Honors students

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate scholarships and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual Spring conference for students.

Who: Undergraduate students researching in ANY discipline.
What: Abstracts are accepted for oral, poster, visual arts, and performing arts presentations.
When: Conference Date - April 11-13, 2019
Submission Deadline: December 4 (Open for submissions starting on October 8)
Where: Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Southern Regional Honors Council Conference

The Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) Annual Conference features opportunities for honors students from across the southeast to present scholarly research. In addition, students, professors, and honors administrators enjoy the collegiality and conversations regarding honors pedagogy and best practices.

Date: March 28-March 30, 2019
Location: Memphis, TN (Peabody Hotel)
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: August 29 - December 1
Eligibility: UWG Honors College students