Research Conference

The Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School 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 14th year, the GSRRC offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with the University of Louisville community through oral talks and poster presentations, 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.

Quick Links

Conference Registration

Call for Abstracts

Events & Speakers

Going Virtual

Frequently Asked Questions


Conference Registration

There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required as access will be granted through your email address. We ask that you please use the email address associated with your university. 

Register for the 2021 conference here! - Closed

Call for Abstracts - Now Closed

The abstract submission form is now open. The recommended length for abstracts is 300 - 350 words. All graduate students are invited to present their research via an oral talk and/or poster presentation. Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length. Oral talks will be asked to be pre-recorded. Both the oral talks and posters will be displayed via the platform. Students presenting will be asked to submit conference materials (poster or video) to by March 8th, 2021. More specific requirements and recommendations for oral and poster presentations will be provided to presenters.

2021 Events & Speakers

Going Virtual

While we know a virtual conference will never provide the same experience as an in-person event, we have designed this event to be as interactive and fun as possible!

This year's conference will be held on the platform. Feel free to demo the platform on their website!



Frequently Asked Questions

Who can present at this conference?               

This conference is open to all graduate students from the University of Louisville.  In addition, we invite all graduate students from all regional universities to present and attend, including but not limited to Bellarmine University, Eastern Kentucky University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and more.  Herein, graduate student refers to those seeking a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Who can attend this conference?

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 are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required.  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

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 and these are also announced at the awards ceremony.  

What are the prizes?

Featured prizes include an iPad Mini, JBL Bluetooth speakers,  and Jabra wireless headphones just to name a few. 


Please email Kimberly Heller at with any questions.