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Graduate Research Symposium


The annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is an interdisciplinary graduate student-run conference that showcases astounding research of graduate and professional students. The theme of GRS is Learning Across Disciplines. Such encompasses presentations from various areas of study within graduate certificate, master’s, and doctoral programs. We encourage all graduate students who are conducting or have concluded research to present at the GRS.

Click here for the in-detail schedule and the presentation abstract  

Presenting affords students the opportunity to share findings, gain experience in presenting scholarly research, and represent our various graduate programs. An additional incentive to all participants is the option to have your presentation judged by an multidisciplinary panel of faculty and expert judges for a monetary prize. We hope to have over 100 presentations this year!

The GRS Planning Committee extends an invitation to the students of other UNC System schools with hopes of highlighting the important work of all graduate students statewide and enjoy a one-day opportunity to network and honor all achievements collectively. Visiting scholars will have a $40 registration fee which will include a program, parking, and food (i.e. a continental breakfast, lunch, and the Awards Reception). Registration will only be assessed in the event your proposal is accepted for presentation.

The Graduate Research Symposium is sponsored by the Graduate & Professional Student Government of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte Research Institute. Over the years, GRS has been supported by the Dean and staff of The Graduate School, the Center for Graduate Life, and Atkins Library. We are grateful for past sponsorship and support and continue to welcome additional support annually.

We invite you to view past years' programs.


Please contact the GRS Chair and GPSG Vice President Jessica Robinson at for more information and to offer sponsorship and support.



GPSG Graduate Research Symposium
212-O Student Union
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223


March 12, 2021 (virtually)


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.