How to Submit an Abstract for the Festival of Scholars
- Be prepared! Make sure you have all necessary information.
- What session is your abstract linked to? Check the Festival of Scholars schedule.
- Students must have a faculty sponsor/mentor for their submissions. Your abstract submission
will be sent directly to the faculty sponsor for review and approval. It will then
be automatically sent to the Associate Provost's Office for processing. Be sure your
submission is appropriate in form, content, grammar, etc. before sending it in.
- Each abstract needs to contain at least the following information or it will be returned:
- Title – provide a title that is unique to your presentation (this is not just the
session title). Your title should give a good sense of what you will be presenting.
- Brief introduction – provide at least one sentence that explains the importance of
your topic. This should provide some motivation for why the project was undertaken.
- Purpose statement – this should explain the goal of the project/presentation.
- Methods/Creative Processes – provide a methodology/creative process associated with
- If possible, provide the results of your project and a brief discussion/conclusion.
- Each abstract should be a minimum of 5 sentences and a maximum of 250 words.
- All fields must be completed for the abstract to be accepted.
- The Associate Provost's Office reserves the right to make final modifications as needed
for consistency in form and content, but it is the responsibility of both student
and faculty sponsor to follow the guidelines and to ensure the quality of the work.
If your abstract fits the necessary criteria (see above), it will be included in the
proceedings of the Festival of Scholars.