Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

March 12 - 15, 2018 

FURCA is our annual, campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research, showcasing the research and creative achievements of undergraduate students across all disciplines. 

Technically speaking, a "furca" is a two-pronged fork. Kinda like a fondue fork. We didn't plan it that way, but as is often the case in research...it just works.

Why? Because FURCA (the celebration) brings together all of our favourite things: undergraduate students and research. Research and creative activities. Teaching and research. You get the idea.


Call for abstracts now open!

The URI is now accepting abstract submissions for FURCA 2018.

Students in any year and any discipline are welcome to submit proposals for performances, posters, oral presentations, visual exhibits, or other demonstrations of undergraduate research.

The deadline to submit abstracts is January 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Submit an abstract

Call for volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to help judge undergraduate research presentations (posters, oral presentations, performances, and creative exhibits) from a variety of disciplines. Judges may be faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff or alumni. The minimum time commitment is 2 hours for various dates/times between March 12-14th. 

To register as a judge, please fill out the form below by Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Register as a volunteer judge