Graduate Research Symposium

Each spring, the Graduate Student Association sponsors a research symposium to present graduate research work to the university and Richmond community.

The event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students from all disciplines to present their original research and creative projects to faculty, staff, students and community members. Participation in this event has nearly doubled every year and attracts not only VCU students and faculty, but local media, legislators and respected members of the Richmond business community.

The 21st Annual Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom located in the University Student Commons.
Submit your research proposal abstracts at
Template for abstract submissions:
**Your abstract will appear in program exactly as submitted**
Presenting Author: First Name Last Name
Abstract Title: (sentence style capitalization)
Abstract Body: <250-words; outline the background, aims, and content of the presentation. Abstracts related to research studies should include sections describing the methods, results and conclusions of the study.
The deadline for submission is Monday, March 5, 2018.
Please feel free to email Ellen Stuart-HaĆ«ntjens, Graduate Research Symposium Chair, at directly should you have any questions.