Research Abstracts

Abstract guidelines for research in humanities, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics:

In order to help reviewers evaluate abstracts across disciplines, these sections will appear as separate questions in the URCI Abstract Submission Portal. Because many disciplines compose abstracts as a unified narrative (or other format), you will given the optional opportunity to submit your abstract in the format that is specific to your field/discipline at the end of the submission in addition (not replacement) to the required questions.

  1. Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. 
  2. Provide relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrate how your research contributes something new to your field of study (50–200 words).
  3. Provide a description of the research methods (50–200 words).
  4. Provide a description of your specific contributions to the research apart from collaborators, mentors, and past contributors to this project (25–100 words).
  5. State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed (25–100 words).
  6. Optional: a URL may be provided for optional supplementary documents.
  7. Optional: list references that inform your research.
  8. Prior to submission, be prepared with basic information about you and other members of the project.
  9. Prior to submission, be prepared to verify any research approvals necessary (IRB, IACUC, etc).


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