Research Conference


The Graduate Student Council and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies invite graduate students from the University of Louisville along with graduate students from regional universities to share their research at the annual Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC).  Now in its 12th year, the GSRRC offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with the University of Louisville community through oral talks, poster presentations, and the 3-minute thesis competition, while gaining valuable experience in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.  It also highlights the diversity of research on campus and across the region, and allows students to engage in meaningful networking opportunities.

Call for Abstracts     


To submit an abstract for an oral talk or poster presentation, please CLICK HERE.   

          The deadline to submit an abstract for oral talks and posters is January 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

The application for the 3-minute thesis competition is not yet open.  Please check back later. 


Conference Schedule


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can present at this conference?               

          This conference is open for all graduate students from the University of Louisville to present.  In addition, we invite all graduate students from regional universities to present and attend.  These include Bellarmine University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and more.

Who can attend this conference?

          Everyone!  We encourage graduate students, faculty (especially mentors of presenters), and staff to attend to support their fellow graduate students.  We invite undergraduate students to come and learn about graduate school research.

Is there a fee to present, attend, or register for the conference?

          There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference, including meals and snacks, are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required for meals so that appropriate amounts of food can be ordered.  The Graduate Student Council (GSC) ensures that all conference expenses are covered through our annual budget so that students can attend and present at a conference without the burden of registration fees

What are the deadlines to submit an abstract to present at the conference?

          The 2019 abstract deadline for oral talks and poster presentations is Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.  The deadline for the 3MT competition has not yet been announced.

What are the requirements for my oral talk or poster presentation?

          Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length followed by Q&A and while Powerpoint presentations are encouraged, they are not required.  Poster presentations entail a presenter standing aside their poster for a 45 minute session.  They are given only 2 minutes to present to each faculty judge.

Can I present both an oral talk and a poster presentation?

          Absolutely!  You can present your work in both forms.  The more, the merrier.

What sessions are judged and awarded prizes?

          The poster sessions are judged by faculty and the top poster from each session is awarded a prize during the awards ceremony.  The 3MT competition awards prizes for top participants and audience favorite at the awards ceremony.  There are awards for attendees at the conference too.  For each event you attend, you will receive one stamp on your "conference passport".  After you collect enough stamps, you can submit your name into the raffle for a chance of a prize announced at the awards ceremony.

What are the prizes? 

          Featured prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Fire Tablet, FujiFilm Instax Camera, Roku Streaming Stick, Portable External Hard Drive, Compact Portable Charger, and Wireless Presentation Remote, just to name a few.

I have more questions. Who can I contact? 

          Please email the Graduate Student Council President, Kelsey Kaht, at with any questions.