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: October 27-28, 2017.
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017
Where: Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA

National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The National College Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges and their deans, directors, faculty, staff, and students. Each Fall NCHC hosts an annual conference that provides its members access to a network of Honors expertise and gives Honors students opportunities to present research at a national forum.

Date: November 8-12, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels, and Master Classes (performance classes in drama, music, poetry, and film). Click here for a description of the different presentation options.  
Submissions: Proposal submissions currently closed  
Eligibility: UWG Honors students

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 2018
Location: Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: Proposals accepted through January 2018 (TBA)
Eligibility: UWG Honors students or any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

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 4-7, 2018
Submission Deadline: December 5 (Open for submissions starting on October 2)
Where: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

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: April 5-7, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: TBA
Eligibility: UWG Honors College students