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 15th 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.

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Conference Registration

Call for Abstracts

Events & Speakers

Frequently Asked Questions


Conference Registration - Now Open

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 should we go remote. We ask that you please use the email address associated with your university if possible. 

Register for the 2022 conference here!  

Call for Abstracts - NOW CLOSED

The abstract submission form is now CLOSED. We welcome all types of research methods, including but not limited to observational studies, experimental studies, case studies, and literature reviews. The recommended length for abstracts is 300 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. More specific requirements and recommendations for oral and poster presentations will be provided to presenters soon. The deadline to submit your abstract is March 4th, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.

2022 Events & Speakers

The Exhibition Fair will be occurring Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 10am-12pm and Friday, March 25, 2022, from 9am-12pm! If your program or organization is interested, please sign up here!  

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for the 15th annual Graduate Student Research Conference are Dr. Bin Xie (Thursday, March 24, 2022, 12pm - 1pm) and Dr. Michèle Foster (Friday, March 25, 2022, 12pm - 1pm). Here's a little more about them:

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 3-MInute Thesis competition awards prizes for top participants and audience favorites. These are also announced at the awards ceremony.  

What are the prizes?

Featured prizes will be announced soon!



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