The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Graduate Research Forum (GRF) is an annual conference focusing on student scholarship and professional development. The goal of the GRF is to connect students with other members of the campus community in order to foster collaborations and further the sharing and development of ideas. The GRF emphasizes the interconnectedness of research and practice to provide students with practical experience with poster presentations.
The GRF welcomes projects from all subject areas related to professional psychology and the behavioral sciences. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Posters or oral presentations on all topics, including those outside the above subject areas, are welcomed and encouraged!
Save the Date - GRF 2021!
Washington, D.C. - Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2
SoCal - Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30
Online - Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th
Chicago - Monday, June 7th - Friday, June 11th
Dallas - June
If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Research Forum or your poster submission, please contact: [email protected]
Submissions are made online using the Graduate Research Forum Application. Click here to access the application.
All submissions must include:
Title of the presentation
Name(s) of the researcher(s) presenting and departmental affiliation(s)
3 keywords that best describe the research
Methodology used (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods)
3 scholarly references (in APA format)
Abstract of 250-300 words.
Thesis or Dissertation Chair (if applicable)
Check out the GRF Submission Guidelines.pdf for more information.
The Graduate Research Forum Committee has gathered resources to assist you in preparing an abstract, as well as creating and presenting your poster or oral presentation.
Virtual GRF Presenter Resource
Digital Poster and Video Narrative Guidelines 2.docx
Students who select this presentation format will be allotted 10 minutes for their presentation and five minutes to respond to questions from the faculty judges.
Students who select this presentation format will present their posters to judges and attendees throughout the event. Students will have an opportunity to answer questions from the faculty judges and attendees.
The Writing Center is offering several webinars to assist you with preparing for the GRF. Please visit the Writing Center Website for more information.
Click the links below to down The Chicago School's poster and presentation templates.
There were many students who presented posters at the GRF last year, and they all did a wonderful job! Here are the winners from previous years' events: