Graduate Student Focus


Call for Submissions – Jackson Scholars Network Research Symposium


The 33nd annual UCEA Convention will take place November 21-24, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Part of the honor of being a 2nd-year Jackson Scholar is the responsibility of presenting at the UCEA Convention in the Jackson Scholars Research Symposium which takes place on Thursday, November 21. Your research presentation should be a comprehensive and brief (10-12 minute) PowerPoint presentation of your dissertation research as it stands in November 2019. You can present your dissertation progress or your dissertation plans. If you do not have either by that time, you can present other research you are conducting with your advisor.

All 2nd-year Scholars are required to submit a proposal for their presentation by the end of Monday, July 22, 2019 (11:59 pm EDT). The proposal should be submitted through All Academic (link below). Remember you are submitting to Jackson Scholars Network Research Symposium!!

In keeping with typical UCEA proposals, submission length should be three (3) single-spaced pages (approximately 1,500 words or 6,000 characters; excluding references and tables/figures) using 12-point font (Times New Roman). References are required and must not exceed one (1) single-spaced page (approximately 400 words or 2,200 characters).

Submission process instructions are attached to this e-mail. The following components will be required, so you should have them ready prior to uploading your proposal.

  1. Title – As you would like it to appear on the program.
  2. 2. Abstract – Limit to 75 words.
  3. References – 400 words maximum.

AllAcademic will accept the following proposal formats: Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, PlainText, and Rich Text Format.

Prior to the convention (most likely in October), you will be asked to forward a final version of your paper to the session facilitator.

Some of you may have submitted proposals to the Graduate Student Summit or UCEA Annual Convention. We will make every attempt to avoid and/or work around conflicts, but the Jackson Scholars Research Symposium will take precedence over other engagements.  

If you have questions or concerns, contact Daniel Moraguez at