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SFA Undergraduate Research Conference Guidelines

Any paper or project composed or performed during calendar year 2015 and supervised by an SFA instructor is eligible for the competition. (Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters of 2015).

Each submission will consist of three components:

  1. submission form – contact information for student and faculty sponsor
  2. faculty recommendation letter one to two pages
  3. student-authored abstract - no more than 500 words. Abstracts should include general information about the project, the theory used to guide the research (or what is the purpose of your work), the methodology used (or how do you go about achieving your purpose), and your results.


  1. Papers and works prepared by non-majors are eligible so long as they are supervised by an SFA instructor.
  2. Work produced in languages other than English are eligible, but abstracts must be submitted in English and presentations should be designed for a predominantly English-speaking audience.
  3. Group papers/projects can be submitted for groups of up to five members.
  4. Students who submit work into the competition must be current SFA students during the Spring 2016 semester.
  5. In order for a Top Scholar to be eligible for the award prize money, s/he must be enrolled during the Spring 2016 semester and present at the conference.

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