Graduate Research Symposium FAQs

What is the Graduate Research Symposium? 

The Symposium is an interdisciplinary graduate student-run conference that allows graduate and professional students to showcase their research.

Who can participate in the Symposium?

UNC Charlotte graduate students, as well as, graduate students of all our fellow UNC Systems schools are invited to present their research. We have great hopes of highlighting the important work of all graduate students statewide and enjoy a one-day opportunity to network and honor our achievements. 

How do I submit an Abstract?

Please refer to the following documents in preparation for writing your abstract. 

Abstract Rubric

Abstract Writing Presentation 

Directions to submit: 

Go to and select "enter as an author." You will need to create an Easy Chair account. 

Is there a reward or prize? 

Yes, participants will have the opportunity to have their presentation judged by experts in the field to compete for a monetary prize. 

Can I volunteer for the Symposium? 

Absolutely! We would love to have you serve as a planning committee member, abstract reviewer, and/or volunteer the day of the event. Contact Jessica Robinson at if you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities.

How do I navigate EasyChair?

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