Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium Application

The nineteenth annual Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium will be held in the Russell Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. We invite submissions from currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study. Application for participation in the symposium may be made by submitting a 150-word abstract describing the research conducted and the results obtained. Abstracts should conform to the following criteria:

• The project described in the abstract should have been written by a currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student at Georgia Southern and must be original work.
• Projects that were completed as a course requirement are desirable and may be edited and enhanced for the symposium.
• The project must have been completed during the period Spring 2015-Spring 2016. Research in progress may be considered for selection as a poster presentation (an idea for research that hasn’t been started is not considered “research in progress”).
• The abstract should describe the research project, broadly defined to include work that contributes new thoughts, reports of experiments, data collection and analysis, literary or artistic analysis, and case analysis, among others. Research implies a careful and systematic means of problem-solving and may be analytical, descriptive, experimental, or qualitative.
• The abstract is limited to 150 words (any abstract that exceeds the 150-word maximum will not be considered).
• The purpose of the research should be clearly presented, followed by methods, results, and a summary or conclusion.


The abstract should be read by the faculty mentor before it is submitted.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of Phi Kappa Phi members using a blind review process. Not all proposals will be accepted.

Projects selected for the Symposium will be developed as a 15-20-minute presentation or as a poster presentation of the student's research for an audience of students, faculty, and community members. A computer and LCD projector will be provided but the presenter must provide all other equipment.


Please complete the form below by 5:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2016.

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