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grc17The Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) invites graduate students of all disciplines, colleges and degree designations (masters and doctoral) to apply to participate in the GRC, a celebration of graduate student research and creative activity in a professional conference format.

2018 Schedule Coming Soon!

2017 GRC Program [PDF] 

GRC Eligibility:

  • be enrolled in an EMU graduate program or have graduated in 2017
  • engage a faculty advisor/mentor in your conference application (application below)
  • be available to present at the GRC on Friday, March 16 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • fill out the online proposal application in its entirety by February 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Sample Abstracts [PDF]

Please be aware, the information provided in the application will be considered a final draft and used in event programming. Additionally, you should work with your faculty sponsor prior to application submission, as application approval by your faculty sponsor is required for participation.

GRC Dates and Deadlines

Proposal due date: February 9, 2018

The Student proposal application is available  here

Proposal Response Notification date: February 23, 2018

GRC presentation Upload form will be available by March 2, 2018

Arts Front: An Unique Opportunity and Format

For 18 years, EMU has provided oral presentation and poster session platforms to support graduate research and creative activity. To both encourage and increase graduate student participation in the arts and arts-based disciplines, EMU offers the Arts Front , which allows for an emphasis on more experiential forms of research and creative activity (a poem, a sculpture, a personal narrative performance, etc.).

Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC:

Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC from previous years have included:

Note: these workshops include events and workshops not necessarily directly related to GRC preparation, but reflect instead the general Graduate School calendar to provide resources outside usual spectrum.  

Presentation Format

Presentations must be either a Power Point or Prezi Presentation.  Mac Keynote presentations will not be supported during the GRC. Attached is an instructional on how to use Keynote's built in exporting system to convert your presentation prior to the GRC deadlines.


Poster Format

A poster template was developed for this year's GRC to adapt and use for poster presentations.  If you are presenting a poster, please follow the guidelines, and template below. Your poster must be no larger than 40" x 60" and can be printed in G01 Halle at the Poster Printing Center.

The Graduate School has developed a composite of best practices in poster design.

Questions regarding the Graduate Research Conference can be directed to: or 734.487.0042

Faculty Resources

Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall Phone: 734.487.0042,