The Graduate School is hosting its fifth annual Graduate Research and Creative Works Symposium in April, 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 hosted virtually and will be comprised of two events:

  • Research and Creative Writing Symposium on Tuesday, April 13th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm: Students will be able to present their research poster or short (3-5 minute) oral presentation via Zoom. Students will be encouraged to pre-record videos of their research and then answer questions with event guests. Oral presentations may be accompanied by a Powerpoint and may include both research and creative writing readings. Apply Here
  • Student Paper Competition Winner Keynotes on April 14th from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Students selected as winners of the paper competition will be invited to present their research as part of a zoom event.

    Criteria for Papers:

    • Single authored papers only (no group papers or papers co-authored with faculty)
    • Papers may not be published elsewhere
    • Each paper must be an original analysis or creative work and must be the product of work towards the completion of your graduate degree
    • Papers should be no longer than 30 pages, including all charts/graphs, references and appendices
    • Your paper must have a title page that includes the following information: Student Name, Faculty Advisor Name, Graduate Program. Your name should not appear on any other pages.

Call for Proposals and Application Links

Eligibility: Students must be a currently enrolled student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (School 56) or completed their degree in October 2020 or January 2021.  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 form isrequired 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


Conference Presentation, Poster Display, and Data Visualization Resources

Preparing an Effective Poster

Notification of Acceptance

Students who apply will be notified of acceptance by Friday, March 12th. 

Questions may be directed to Amy Liberi, Assistant Dean,