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.

Proposed Category - a research project in progress, or in a preliminary stage, that does NOT have the results of data analysis to present.

Completed Category - Any research project that has results from analyzed data to present (even if you intend to continue further with the project). If you are presenting the results of data analysis then your post should be in the completed category.

Prizes will be awarded in BOTH categories.

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.

Important Dates:

  • August 17 - Sept 8, 2020 Abstracts accepted (link will be provided).  Abstracts must be 300 words or less. Notification of acceptance, September 11, 2020
  • September 27, 2020 -  Poster PDF submission deadline
    • This year we will be completely virtual, you will not need to print your posters.
  • November 13, 2020 - Virtual Award Ceremony via Zoom at 2:30pm - Link will be uploaded closer to event

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

Abstract Submission Link - SUBMIT 

Email submissions will not be accepted.  Please contact  if you are experiencing any issues with your Submittable account.