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Submit an Abstract

Submissions are now closed until 2020.

To inquire about the 2020 Conference, email

Before starting the application, make sure you have the following information:

  • Title of your presentation/creative work
  • Type of presentation/creative work
  • An abstract/proposal (for oral and poster presentations)
  • A description (for artwork, videos, and theatrical performances)
  • A faculty sponsor and faculty sponsor's email address
  • The proper names, spelling, and email addresses of any co-authors

Note: You must list your sponsor and your sponsor's email address and department. This should be a faculty member from Fitchburg State University. All submissions are reviewed by members of the Undergraduate Research Conference Committee before they are officially approved.

What is an Abstract?

An abstract/proposal is a short statement (limited to 250 words) about your poster or oral presentation that is designed to give the reader a complete, yet concise, understanding of your idea, research, and/or findings. It is a mini-version of your paper. A well-prepared abstract allows a reader to quickly and accurately identify the basic content of your paper. Readers should be able to read your abstract to see if the related research is of interest to them.

Proposals for other types of presentations (visual arts, performances, etc.) should provide a short description of the artwork and any relevant material that will aid the audience.

See some examples of past abstracts.