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Graduate School

GRC 2015

The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) is scheduled for 
Friday, November 20, 2015
Time & Location:  9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.    Student Center, EMU 



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. 


GRC Eligibility:

  • be enrolled in an EMU graduate program or have graduated in 2015
  • engage a faculty advisor/mentor in your conference application (application below)
  • be available to present at the GRC on Friday, November 20th between 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
  • fill out the online proposal application in its entirety by October 5th by 11:59 p.m.
  • Sample Abstracts (PDF)


The 2015 GRC Guidebook is now available.  

Click here to create a conference schedule,  view session by time depararment, and session type; view maps; create a photo album; link to social media and more or use the QR code provided below.
















The Graduate Research Conference's paper award:

The Graduate Research Conference's paper award competition offers students an opportunity to receive public recognition for their research. Additionally, students who participate in this competition are eligible to have their papers published on EMU's Digital Commons. Interested appliants should apply through the online application.  Access the GRC paper award submission form, here

GRC Dates & Deadlines:

Proposal due date:  October 5, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.  

Proposal Response Notification date:   October 20, 2015

GRC Paper Award Criteria & Application released:   October 22, 2015

GRC presentation Upload form will be available by October 20th

GRC Paper Award Submission Deadline:   November 9, 2015

GRC Presentation Electronic Upload due date November 12 , 2015  by 11:59 p.m.


Arts Front: An Unique Opportuniy & Format

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

Workshops will run  November 1 through  November 16, 2015   - limited space.

Sign-up is available, 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       


Presentation Format

Presentations must be either a Power Point or Prezi Presentation.  Mac Keynote presentations will not be supported during the GRC.    Attached is an instructional on how to use Keynote's built in exporting system to convert your presentation prior to the GRC deadlines.  


Oral Presentation

Please upload your presentations using our Presentation FILE Upload Form.


Poster Format

A poster template was developed for this year's GRC to adapt and use for their poster presentation.  If you are presenting a poster, please follow the guidelines, and template below. Your poster must be no larger than 40" x 60" can be printed at in G01 Halle in the Poster Printing Center and will be paid for by the Graduate School.


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


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


The Fall 2014 GRC Program is available here

Faculty Resources

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

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