Posters on the Hill (Washington D.C.)

Poster Session on Capitol Hill

The annual Council on Undergraduate Research – Posters on the Hill event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by providing them with the opportunity to talk directly with the students affected by the programs Congress funds. Typically, 700-800 students from across the country apply for roughly 60 slots. Because MU is an institutional member of CUR, any MU undergraduate student for the 2019-2020 academic year is eligible to apply. Undergraduate students graduating in December are not eligible. It is unlikely that more than one student project will be selected per school, but up to four students may be associated with a project. Though not a requirement, successfully presenting a poster at an event similar to the UM System Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol can be a strong component of a competitive application.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is seeking applicants for Posters on the Hill 2020. Undergraduates selected for this event will share their university research experiences in Washington D.C. with members of Congress and their staff members in late March/early April. The date for Posters on the Hill will be set once the Congressional spring calendar is finalized. Applications for this event will be accepted online via the Council on Undergraduate Research website through November 5, 2019. 

Faculty Mentors:

Faculty mentors are encouraged to assist their undergraduate students in completing the application. In addition, a component of the application is a letter of recommendation from the mentor(s) addressing the status of the project, research done by the undergraduate, command of the subject matter, communication skills, and prior experience presenting the material to various audiences.


The Office of Undergraduate Research will host a Posters on the Hill application workshop on Monday, October 21st, at 12:00pm (noon) in 171 Bond Life Sciences Center for students (or faculty mentors) interested in applying. Students are strongly encouraged to work with the Office of Undergraduate Research to prepare their applications.

Call for Student Representatives from MU

Posters on the Hill 2020 application


For additional information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, 150 Bond Life Sciences Center at 573-882-5979 or