Tribal Colleges & Universities

Research Sympsosium


POSTPONED TO FALL '21! Official dates to be announced soon!


2021 TCUP Research Symposium


The Tribal Nations Research Group (TNRG) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) are excited to announce that the 2021 TCUP Research Symposium will be held FALL, 2021 in Arlington, VA at the NSF building. In addition, given the unknown state of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, holding a virtual conference in lieu of an in-person format may be an option.  Please stay tuned for more information as the conference date nears. 

The TCUP Research Symposium provides the opportunity for the National Science Foundation to showcase emerging researchers and their research at TCUP institutions. The symposium is part of NSF’s on-going efforts to determine impacts and offer the best support for future growth in STEM education and research. 

At this time, we would like to invite students and/or faculty at your institution to submit abstracts of recent or current research. The guidelines for submitting abstracts are as listed: 

  • Must be original research or design.
  • Research does not have to be supported by TCUP, but may also be research supported by NASA, NIFA, NIH, EPA, etc.
  • Body of the abstract must be no more than 500 words.
  • Please specify if you would like to give an Oral presentation or a Poster presentation.
  • Must be submitted by JUNE 16, 2021.
  • Submit Abstracts along with contact information at
  • Abstract guidelines and sample template has been provided in the attachment.

After the closing date, all abstracts will be reviewed and invitations will be sent to those who have been selected to showcase their research at the Symposium. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeCoteau at TNRG, 


Stephanie DeCoteau
Research Associate/Symposium Director
Tribal Nations Research Group