Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020


The 12th annual College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium will move to an online event this year. 

We have decided to move this year's symposium to a virtual event. 

Undergraduate students who wish to present their research and scholarly projects can still submit their abstract using the link below, prior to Friday, April 3rd.


Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase the scholarly work of our undergraduate students. Presentations are reviewed by faculty judges, and outstanding presentations are selected for monetary awards. 

All undergraduates with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to participate, however students should be working on supervised projects (course research or independent research, during the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 terms). Research projects should be supervised by a Mason faculty member. 

For the 2020 symposium, students may present their scholarly work or project in the form of a poster presentation. 

Proposal submissions now open

Submit Abstract Here

Proposal submission deadline – Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Please send Pdf versions of your completed posters to the College by emailing:  chssdean@gmu.edu by April 22nd, 2020. Any pdf not submitted by the close of business on the 22nd will not be eligible for an award this year. 

Poster preparation

Poster design workshops may be available online, to symposium presenters.

We strongly recommend that first-time poster presenters look at Poster development resources available on the OSCAR website: https://oscar.gmu.edu/students/poster-info/  before creating your poster.



Questions about the symposium or application process can be directed to Dr. Vita Chalk, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs.