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The Graduate Research Conference

Grad Research Conference

Friday, November 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 (final session) p.m.

The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) invites graduate students of all disciplines, colleges and degree designations (masters and doctoral) to apply to participate in the GRC, a celebration of graduate student research and creative activity in a professional conference format.

To apply a student must:

  • be enrolled in an EMU graduate program
  • engage a faculty advisor/mentor in your conference application (details below)
  • be available to present at the GRC on Friday, November 14th between 9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
  • fill out the online application in its entirety by October 10th

Application Available here: http://goo.gl/5jzARL

Sample Abstracts (PDF)

GRC Dates & Deadlines:

Proposal due date: October 10, 2014
Notification date: October 24, 2014
Conference Paper Award Criteria & Form: October 14, 2014
Conference Paper Award Deadline: November 5, 2014
Workshops: October 27-November 7, 2014
Presentation Electronic Upload due date: November 10, 2014

New Opportunities & Formats

Arts Front. For 16 years, EMU has provided oral presentation and poster session platforms to support graduate research and creative activity. To both encourage and increase graduate student participation in the arts and arts-based disciplines (e.g. creative writing) we are offering a new session platform, Arts Front , which allows for an emphasis on more experiential and product forms of research and creative activity (a poem, a sculpture, a personal narrative performance, etc.).

Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC:

  • Academically Speaking–oral presentations
  • Prezi workshops
  • Poster Design
  • IRBNet
  • Innovation & Commercialization Lab – taking your research to market

Poster Format

  • Poster Templates (available in September)
  • Poster design best practices

Graduate Conference Paper Awards

To participate in the Graduate Symposium Paper Awards, graduate students will need to submit a two-page paper based on your research presentation by November 5, 2014. Paper criteria and form will be available on 10/14.

Other Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students awards: Ron Collins Graduate Assistantship awards, programmatic awards art, theatre, music and English and awards will be promoted at a later date and presented during the University's Week of Excellence 2015.

2014-15 Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships are open and taking applications. See link here: http://www.emich.edu/graduate/admissions/financialassistance/scholarships.php

Questions regarding the Graduate Research Conference can be directed to:

emu_grc@emich.edu or 734.487.0042