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Call for Submissions

  • Seventh Annual Graduate Scholars Forum

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    April 5, 2017

    Deadline for Proposal Submission is 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017.

    Students currently enrolled in any graduate program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to present their research or creative works at the annual Graduate Scholars Forum. Students graduating from graduate programs in December 2016 are eligible to submit a proposal to the forum as long as they are able to attend the event and present their work. Submissions must represent high-quality work that goes beyond the typical classroom assignment and must have a faculty sponsor who will attest to the quality of the work. Research done in collaboration with faculty, other students, or practicing professionals is eligible as long as the student has played a substantial role in the activity.

    Student submissions are accepted in these formats:

    • Oral Paper Presentation: Each paper presentation may be 20 minutes in length, including time for questions. This paper format is ideal for work that is in more advanced stages of completion since it allows for the presentation of a research or creative project with research results, if available. Please note: There are time limits for oral presentations, and oral presentations will be accepted on a competitive basis. If your oral presentation is not accepted, you will be required to display a poster presentation instead.
    • Poster Presentation: Students display their research on a tri-fold poster from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and discuss their work with visitors during a three-hour midday discussion period reserved for the poster display.
    • Performance/Exhibit: Graduate students may participate in the conference with visual art installations, literary readings, or performances. Performances/presentations may be 20 minutes in length, including questions.

    Proposal Submission Guidelines

    Proposals must be submitted to InfoReady Review by 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017.

    Under no circumstances will late submissions be accepted!

    Students must complete all information as requested. Please note:

    • Only IUP e-mail addresses will be accepted.
    • In cases where more than one student is doing the presentation, the student who submits the proposal will be considered the lead presenter. Only the lead presenter will receive information about the presentation.
    • Your abstract should summarize the presentation and be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Abstracts are not edited and are printed in the final program as submitted.
    • Your faculty advisor’s name and e-mail address must be included. 
    • If your research involves human subjects, you must obtain IRB approval before beginning any research activities. For more information, see the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects guidelines for projects that will result in public dissemination.