Historically, The Chicago School campuses
have offered the Graduate Research Forum, which is an annual conference
focusing on student research and professional development specifically
for our graduate student population. With an increase in our
undergraduate student population,
we are happy to announce that this event will now be called the
The Chicago School Student Research Forum and will be open to students across
all academic levels (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral)!
The goal of the Student Research Forum is
to connect students with other members of the campus community to
foster collaboration and further the sharing and development of ideas.
The Student Research Forum emphasizes the interconnectedness of research
and practice to provide students with practical experience with poster
From classroom experience to service learning to dissertation
research, The Chicago School students are continually engaged in work
that both informs and is informed by research. The Student Research
Forum provides an opportunity for students to:
The Student Research Forum is an opportunity for all current Chicago
School students to get experience in research. Additionally, prizes will
be awarded to the top 3 participants with the highest scores for their
This year's Student Research Forum will be taking place
tcsppsrf.wordpress.com. All campuses will hold their virtual Student Research Forum asynchronously with faculty judging taking place Monday, June 19 – Sunday, June 25.
Additionally, depending on student
interest, campuses may offer an additional in-person opportunity to
present your research! More details to come on this.
Students will be asked to
submit an abstract of
their research project before being accepted to participate. If their
research project is accepted to the Student Research Forum, participants
will be asked to create a digital poster and a 3-5 minute video
narrative that will be uploaded to the Student Research Forum website
Please take note of the following deadlines in order to participate in your campus' Student Research Forum:
Check out the "Submission Guidelines" tab for more information
about submitting an abstract to participate in this year's Student
If you have any questions regarding the Student Research Forum or your poster submission, please contact:
Students are asked to submit an abstract of their research project before being accepted to participate. If their research project is accepted to the Student Research Forum, participants will be asked to create a digital poster and a 3-5 minute video narrative that will be uploaded to the Student Research Forum website for judging.
Submissions are made online using the The Chicago School Student Research Forum Application. Click
HERE to access the application. Students must apply to be a part of this year's Student Research Forum by
Friday, June 2.
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, etc.)
Abstract of 250-300 words.
Thesis or Dissertation Chair (if applicable)
Students interested in participating in the Student Research Forum are encouraged to review projects from previous years to see the virtual projects you'll be asked to complete if your submission is accepted. You can view virtual submissions from previous years' Graduate Research Forums HERE.
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.
Student Research Forum Presenter Resources
Digital Poster and Video Narrative Guidelines - Student Research Forum (2).pdf
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.
Here are the winners from previous years' events: