Call for Proposals

Submit a proposal for the Graduate School of Education's 30th Annual Student Research Symposium. This year's theme is “Edufuturism: Reimagining and Rebuilding Research, Education and Practice.”

Presentation Formats

  • Papers: Presenters who submit a paper to the Symposium will be allotted 10-20 minutes for an oral presentation of their research. Paper presentations will be grouped together by theme, creating one 50-minute session of 2-4 individuals. Sessions will be moderated by a faculty member. You may choose to have a moderator assigned to you or you may suggest a moderator for your panel.
  • Posters: Students may choose to present their research in a visual format during a poster presentation session. In-person posters will be physically displayed during a designated poster session.
    GSE Research Poster Templates
  • Panels/Roundables/Workshops: Panels/Roundtables/Workshops allow for more interaction and discussion than a standard paper presentation. Students will be asked to choose one of the following options for their panel presentation:
    1. Panel/Roundtable: Presenters will be placed on a panel with 1-3 other participants with similar research topics. A moderator will be assigned to the panel, though you may request a professor you wish to serve on your panel.
    2. Pre-Assembled Panel: We encourage students of similar research subjects to submit their proposals as a pre-assembled panel. You may request a professor to moderate the panel or be assigned a moderator at the committee’s discretion.
    3. Workshop: Workshops should be designed as active sessions on a focused issue. Substantial time should be allocated for interaction between participants. Workshops can be semi-autonomous and held for 90 minutes to two hours focusing primarily on praxis both in current education-related spaces and for current graduate students. Example topics that fit within the symposium theme may include graduate student skill development and readiness, pedagogical practices, intervention, and/or action research. Students should lead workshops with limited faculty support.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be read in a masked review process, with those reviewing proposals looking for strength, accuracy and originality in research.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting:

  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2024
  • Late or incomplete applications will ONLY be considered if space permits
  • Abstracts should be no more than 500 words

Contact Information

Please contact GSE faculty advisors—Stephanie Fredrick ( and Sunha Kim (—with any questions.