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Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC) 2019

The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference is a regional, multidisciplinary conference open to undergraduates both within Georgia and beyond. GURC 2019 will be held on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus November 1 – 2, 2019. We invite you to join us for our 2019 conference to present your research, performances, or artwork and learn more about the exciting undergraduate work being conducted by other students in the region. GURC welcomes all fields of research and creative activities.

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)
Call for Abstracts
General Info

The GURC 2019 submission portal for abstracts is now closed.

We seek abstracts of no more than 300 words describing your research and/or creative activity. All abstracts should be submitted through the Digital Commons portal. 

On a whole abstracts should:

  • Clearly explain the project’s purpose.
  • Offer an overview of the scholarly context of the project,
  • Include any methodological approaches used.
  • Discuss the outcomes of the project.
  • Make a clear case for the significance or relevance of the project to the larger field of inquiry.
  • Include references, but they are not required.
  • Be well-written, well-organized, and adhere to the standards of academic writing.

Additional things to remember:

  • Abstracts for the visual arts may also upload an image of their artwork under the “additional files” tab.
  • Abstracts for the performing arts may also upload a video under the “additional files” tab. These additional files are not required; an abstract will suffice.
  • Please be sure to proofread carefully as selected abstracts will be posted online. 
  • GURC also welcomes in-process projects that may not be completely finalized by the conference.
  • Each presentation room will be equipped with a computer, internet, wifi, and an overhead projector.

GURC offers several awards for outstanding undergraduate research based on pre-submitted full works. Note that while an abstract is sufficient for submission for the conference, to be eligible for an award, you must also submit a full copy of your poster, presentation, essay, visual work, or performance to Digital Commons. Please upload your final award submission under the “Additional Files” tab.

The portal for abstracts is now closed.

Submission Guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted via Digital Commons. (You will need to create a free account on Digital Commons if you do not already have one.) To submit, make sure you have the following information:

  • Name and email address for each author
  • Name and email address of faculty mentor
  • Presentation type: oral, poster, visual arts, performing arts
  • Field of Study
  • Completed posters, presentations, papers, or art work are required to be uploaded by September 27, 2019 for awards consideration.

Each abstract will be reviewed for acceptance prior to the conference. 

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