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Call for Proposals

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Proposals must be submitted via e-mail by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 1, 2021.

A limited number of research proposals will be accepted in each of the following divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering. Submissions must be relevant to one of the following topics:

a. Science, Technology, Science Policy
b. Chronic Diseases, Health
c. Race Relations, Social Movements
d. Literature, Arts, Culture
e. U.S./International Policy, Law, Economics
f. Career Paths, Transitioning

We invite oral and poster presentations from graduate and undergraduate students, and Bouchet Graduate Honor Society alumni, based on your research, teaching or practice perspective, as it pertains to one of the above topics (a-f). The 2021 theme is:

Our Social Justice Imperative: Shifting Societal Norms”.

Students from diverse backgrounds, particularly women and other underrepresented students are especially encouraged to present their research. Research presentations should be original and they must relate to one of the above topics (a-f). We seek to feature the research of graduate and undergraduate students across disciplines to recognize outstanding scholarship among students in progress.

General Guidelines

  1. All submissions must be accompanied by the Submission Cover Sheet.
  2. An abstract, using the “Submission Abstract” form is required and must be 250-500 words. The abstract should include purpose and background, methods, results, conclusions. For graduate and undergraduate students, the Submission Abstract form must be signed off by a faculty advisor who has reviewed the abstract. Abstracts without faculty signatures will not be reviewed.
  3. Electronic Submissions are required. Please send either Word Documents or PDF documents to (Please indicate Yale Bouchet Virtual Conference Submission in Subject Heading).
  4. All notifications and announcements will be made via e‐mail by February 15, 2021.

Session Lengths

1. Virtual Oral Research Presentation (individual): 10 minutes for presentation (live or pre-recorded) and 5 minutes for questions (live).

a. Presentations may be pre-recorded or live. Guidance and support will be provided for both options.

2. Digital Poster Research Presentation (individual):

a. You may also include a short two to three-minute video and a photo of yourself
b. If selected, you will be provided with guidance and support to upload the content.