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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 15, 2023.

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 2023 theme is:

The Role of the Academy in Preserving a Democracy”.

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 Word Documents (.docx) only to (Please indicate Yale Bouchet Conference Abstract Submission in the Subject Heading).
  4. All notifications and announcements will be made via e‐mail by March 1.

Session Lengths

1. Oral Research Presentation (individual): 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

2. Poster Research Presentation (individual): poster presenter must be available to discuss their poster during the poster session lasting 1 hour. Easels and white foam poster boards (36” x 48”) will be provided. Please note that all posters must be removed at the end of the session.