Graduate Research Symposium


The abstract submission deadline for the 12th Annual Graduate Research has ended. We hope you will join us on February 4th (HSC) or 5th (UPC)! Please check back in the future to submit an abstract for next year’s symposium. 

About the Symposium:

The Annual Graduate Research Symposium showcases research produced by USC graduate students from all disciplines, across both the UPC and HSC campuses. Participating students have an opportunity to share their work with an interdisciplinary audience and to connect with colleagues from across the university. The best presentations will be selected by a panel of esteemed USC faculty, and will receive a generous monetary award.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submit your abstract as a PDF to by 5:00pm on Friday, November 22nd.
    2. Title both your email and your PDF submission file as follows:  Last Name_Area (Humanities (HUM), Social Sciences (SS), STEM, or Health Science Campus (HSC))
    3. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, on a topic suitable for a short ( < 8 min) presentation

Contact the Director of Academic Affairs at with any questions.

Timeline at a Glance
Start of Submissions: October 21 st
Deadline for Submissions: November 22 nd
Acceptances: notified by late December
Event Date (Tentative): February 4 th 2020 (HSC), February 5 th 2020 (UPC)


View past Graduate Research Symposium winners here