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Poster Contest

Graduate Students at ASU: Are you Doing Social Science?

"Anyone studying the causes or consequences of human thought and behavior is doing social science". H. Russell Bernard - Director, Institute for Social Science Research, ASU

We Want to Hear From You!

The Institute for Social Science Research invites graduate students who are doing social science research to participate in a poster contest. This contest is open to all graduate students who are doing social science research in any field and on any campus at ASU. 

Posters may report on planned research, on completed research, or on research that is underway.

Prizes will be given for the best posters in each of two categories: research proposals and research results. Students who have completed their data collection and are writing up should present the research design and the research results.  Students who are preparing for research should present their research design and their expected results.

ISSR encourages students to consult with their faculty mentors and/or program directors for guidance and approval of poster before submission.  

For collaborative research, all research collaborators must be consulted before a poster is proposed. For co-authored posters, all co-authors must approve the poster abstract before it is submitted.  ISSR encourages faculty mentors to provide students with written co-authorship guidelines produced by relevant professional societies, journals, or lab groups as part of their research education.

Fall 2019 Student Poster Contest - Important Dates!

September 8, 2019 - Abstract Due (by 11:30pm) 300 words or less. Students will be notified by February 15th of acceptance

September 29, 2019 (by 11:30pm) - Power Point or PDF of poster due

November 15, 2019 -  Poster Contest - Memorial Union, Turquoise Ballroom 3:00 - 4:30 pm, refreshments served

Poster size - 3' X 4' 

AWARDS: (2) $1200.00 First Prize, (2) $1000.00 Second Prize, (2) $800.00 Third Prize (6) $400.00 Honorary Mention

Prize Money Guidelines (FAQ)


One abstract per student allowed

All submissions must be through the submittable link (above).  Email submissions will not be accepted.  Please contact sherry.thurston@asu.edu if you are experiencing any issues with your Submittable account.