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Call for Proposals

The Nelson Institute will host a student research symposium as part of the spring Global Citizen Forum to be held March 1–3, 2023.

The theme for the 2023 Global Citizen Forum is Social impact and responsibility.

How can students, faculty, staff and recent graduates of Drake be engaged in improving society and being active stewards for the common good? This theme aligns with University's mission to prepare students for responsible global citizenship and The Ones Campaign Every Bulldog a Changemaker initiative.

Why present at the symposium?

Current Drake students are encouraged to prepare proposals for presentations at the Nelson Student Research Symposium, which promotes a university-wide discourse on global intercultural topics. It is recommended that presentation topics align with one (or more!) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs provide a framework for tackling complex global pressing issues such as poverty, sustainable communities, climate action, and justice.

While research presentations that support the theme are encouraged, all global topics from any academic discipline are welcome. We anticipate that the presentations will be about 15 minutes each.

Below are a few reasons why students should consider submitting papers for the symposium:

  • It is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills, and obtain useful feedback.
  • It is a platform for students to share the outcomes of their research on a global topic of interest.
  • It is a great addition to students’ resumes especially if they are considering going to graduate school.

Proposal submission

Papers (or concepts) should be submitted via Qualtrics form by Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 for consideration. Professor Senteza will revert to the authors about the opportunity to present at the conference within a week from the submission deadline. At that time, he will provide presentation guidelines for accepted papers.

Submit your proposal