Call for Abstracts!


The 2020 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Showcase


 Abstracts accepted from Monday, February 10th - Friday, March 6th, 2020


The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. Please choose from your respective drop-down menu below to be routed to your appropriate abstract submission portal. All currently approved faculty sessions and special session registration portals are listed below. If you do not find your appropriate session listed below, please notify your faculty mentor immediately so that they may work with OUR to include your intended session.



All UWF undergraduates, graduates, recent graduates, adjunct and faculty members are welcome to apply.

-If you are a faculty member and would like to discuss special session requests, discussion panels, or course presentations, please contact Dr. Allison Schartw at for more information.

-Incomplete submissions cannot be saved or visited at a later time. OUR recommends having all information prepared before initiating the submission process.

-If you need assistance with the abstract submission process, please contact OUR at

-Lead authors will submit a group project, HIP proposals, and abstract proposals below. During the submission process, the LEAD AUTHOR ONLY will register to attend the 2020 Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. Once the abstract portal has closed (Friday, February 28, 2020) OUR will send out a SEPARATE registration link for ALL named faculty mentors and listed group members. 


Applicants will need the following information to complete an abstract submission successfully: 

-All co-author information (name and e-mail) 

-Faculty mentor information (name, department, and e-mail) 

-Abstract (250-word maximum)

-Confirm with your mentor what type of HIP Experience you will showcase (for students participating in the High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning Showcase)

Student Scholar Symposium Abstract Submission Student Guide

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New This Year

The High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning Showcase

OUR enthusiastically welcomes the NEW High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning Showcase to this year's Student Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. This showcase will present UWF's most impressive high-impact practices and experiential learning efforts, and will be a main feature in this year's symposium! 

Submit a video, poster, presentation, ePortfolio or art sculpture detailing your high-impact practice experience to be displayed in the HIP Showcase at the UWF Student Scholars Symposium. There are 7 categories where you could take top prize, and $500 will be awarded to the Best of Show.
Eligible experiences include:

  • Internship
  • Cooperative education (Co-op)
  • Study abroad
  • Service learning*
  • Capstone*
  • Research project*

*Indicates experience must be part of a class or under faculty member instruction.


APPLY NOW to be a part of the High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning Showcase.


Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

Submission Deadline: April 2, 2020

Dates & Deadlines/Locations

- Abstract/Project Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, March 6th, 2020

- The 2020 OUR Student Scholars and Faculty Research Showcase: Thursday, April 16th, 2020

- Please select your appropriate drop-down menu below to view your respective times of presentation


-The UWF Symposium is completely online