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Graduate School

The 2015 Graduate Research Conference

is scheduled for Friday, November 20th

9:00 a.m. -4:15 p.m.

Call for Participation and Proposals will be available April 2015.



Graduate Research Conference


Friday, November 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 (final session) p.m.




The GRC has gone mobile!  Click here for more information and and a link to our Guidebook!


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. Below are instructions and a schedule of the conference events.

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.

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:

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

Workshops are open to all graduate students.  REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS HERE

IRBNet  - training to support research with Human Subjects.

Training Schedule Available here:

Questions regarding IRBNet can be directed to the:

Office of Research Compliance at 734-487-3090 or       

Poster Format

A poster template was developed for this year's GRC to adapt and use for their poster presentation

Poster Format

The Graduate School has developed a composite of best practices in poster design.

Additional best practices and a visual guide can be found here and here:

A Poster Design workshop for graduate students is scheduled for October 20, 4-5:30 p.m.

You can register for the workshop and other graduate student workshops here.

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 7, 2014. Click here for paper criteria and application. 

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.

Graduate Research Conference Schedule

Click Here to view the oral full conference schedule.  Follow these links to view the schedule for poster session A and B.                .

Questions regarding the Graduate Research Conference can be directed to: or 734.487.0042

Faculty Resources

Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall Phone: 734.487.0042, Fax: 734.487.0050,

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