The Graduate School is hosting its fourth annual Graduate Research Symposium (formerly Celebration of Graduate Research and Creative Activities), a part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Week. This is an opportunity for graduate students across all of our disciplines to present their independent research and creative pursuits to the campus community. 

This year’s celebration will be comprised of two sets of events on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 both in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

  • Research and Creative Writing Presentation Sessions from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm: These three one-hour sessions are an opportunity to present a short (10 minute) overview of your research or creative writing project with or without an accompanying PowerPoint.  Each one hour session will have space for five presenters followed by a Q&A for all presenters. 
  • Poster and Digital Display Exhibition from 4:30 to 6:00 pm: This is the traditional poster and digital display event and allows for the campus community and guests to view your research and ask questions to you directly. 

Call for Proposals

All applications and advisor forms are due by Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00 pm.

Eligibility: Students must be a currently enrolled student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (School 56).  Undergraduates in dual-degree programs should apply to the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities event to present their work. 

Group Projects: Groups should choose a team leader who will complete the application and list all team members.  One application and one advisor form are required per group project.  Please be sure to speak to your team members and coordinate your application. Group projects consisting of both graduate and undergraduate students must be led by a School 56 graduate student in order to be eligible to present at the graduate event. 

Preparing Your Application/Presentation/Poster

Workshop: Writing Abstracts and Presenting Your Research, February 15th at 4:30pm

Resources: Conference Presentation, Poster Display, and Data Visualization Resources

Notification of Acceptance

Students who applied will be notified of acceptance by March 9th. 

Questions may be directed to Amy Liberi, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School,


  1. Your faculty advisor must complete the form below and return it to the Graduate School via campus mail or email.  Please download and complete the top portion of the form and have your advisor fill in the rest.
    Advisor Recommendation Form 2018
  2. Students: please complete the application. You will receive a confirmation email from once it is properly submitted (be sure to check your spam box too). 

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Please email Amy Liberi with any questions.