Welcome to the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). FURC is one of the nation's largest multi-disciplinary research conferences highlighting the exceptional work that students undertake as undergraduates. This annual event is open to all undergraduate academic and creative scholars in the state of Florida. Every year, the conference is hosted at a different college or university in the state, and this year Azul is thrilled to host this year's biggest geek fest in Florida. In addition to presenting your research, the conference boasts some of the best networking opportunities with fellow student researchers, graduate programs, and potential employers across the country as well as professional development workshops.

We at Florida Gulf Coast University are so proud to host the 10th annual conference. It will be our honor to bring you to campus, where you will then show off the very best student scholarship. Looking forward to seeing you in Southwest Florida this coming February!


You are encouraged to use a computer when submitting an abstract. This submission portal will work on a tablet or mobile phone. However, there are some formatting considerations that will affect your experience. For your benefit, it is best to use a laptop or desktop.

You will receive a confirmation email once the abstract is submitted successfully. If you do not receive the confirmation, then there was an issue with the submission. Please resubmit.

Send any questions and/or comments to FURC@fgcu.edu.
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Lead Presenter
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(As the lead presenter, you will be responsible for communicating with your team if you are giving a co-authored presentation.)
We will contact you through your email. As a result, it is critical that your email address is correct because we will not be able to reach you if there is a typo.

Please enter your email a second time to ensure that it is accurate. Do not copy and paste.
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Use the dropdown menu, which arranged in alphabetical order. At the bottom of the list, there is an option for "other" in case you do not see your school.
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A few people may have a problem seeing the dropdown options for the question about attending FURC. If this happens to you, first accept our apology. Second, hover the mouse over the dropdown menu and the options should become visible. Finally, do not worry if you cannot provide this information. This attendance information will help with our preparation, but it is not critical to your submission process.
Last Name First Name Email Planning to attend FURC?
*Presentation Title:
Limit the title to 100 characters (~ 11-16 words). In addition, please format the title (e.g., italics, underlines, etc) as you want it represented.
Limit your abstract to 1000 characters (~150 - 175 words). In addition, please write your abstract for a general, educated audience. FURC brings together 600+ students, representing the full diversity of disciplinary backgrounds. You want to communicate with as many people as possible. Write your abstract so that participants from different disciplines can understand your work.
Would you like to be considered for an oral or performative presentation?
We are exploring the possibility of piloting some talks and performances at FURC 2020 with the goal of making the conference fully inclusive of all disciplines. If we are able to accommodate this format, then preference will be given to those disciplines (e.g., humanities and performative arts) that only give performances and/ or oral talks at their academic conferences.

If you express interest, then we will contact you at a later point about the status of this opportunity and whether we will be able to host performances and talks.
*By submitting this application, you certify that you have checked all of your information for spelling and grammatical errors, and that your faculty mentor has approved the your submission.