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Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines

For the 2023 Graduate Student Conference, we are accepting submissions for both in-progress or completed original scholarship. The 2023 Conference will be held in a hybrid format.

Submissions guidelines are as follows:

  • Do not include any identifying information within the abstract.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program as of Spring 2023 or registered for a graduate class in an accredited University and be in good academic standing. 
  • Must meet the deadline for submission.
  • One abstract per participant or group.
  • Abstracts must be between 250 and 500 words in length. 
  • Abstracts must be free of tables, graphs, and illustrations.
  • By submitting the abstract, the author or authors grant permission to the Graduate Student Conference Committee and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to publish their information in whole or in part for the purposes of the Graduate Student Conference. 
  • The abstract should include the following: 
  1. A clear statement of the main argument and rationale for research
  2. A description of the research goals and questions
  3. An overview of the study's methodology, population, and materials
  4. Expected or actual results/findings
  5. Conclusions (for studies that have been finalized)
  6. Implications/Applications of research
  7. Relevance of the submission to the conference theme

In addition to the abstract, please include:
  • Three to five keywords
  • Any anticipated technology needs

Abstract submission deadline: January 30, 2023
Conference Date: Friday, March 3, 2023

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