2024 Graduate Research Symposium

Duquesne University's Office of Research and Innovation hosts an annual Graduate Research Symposium, allowing DU grad students from all disciplines the opportunity to present their research and other forms of scholarship with faculty, peers, and the local community.

The 2024 GRS will be a hybrid event featuring online and in-person poster presentations. In-person poster sessions will be held in the Power Center Ballroom on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Virtual poster sessions and video presentations will be available for students, judges, faculty, and attendees to browse via the Symposium by ForagerOne platform for the duration of the week March 18 - 22.

2023 Student presentations can be viewed via the online platform Symposium by ForagerOne.

Please view last year's program booklet for examples of student abstracts and award information. 

Now accepting abstracts! Submit your abstract and project information via this submission form today! Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 7  5PM.

Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 GRS Award Winners!

GRS Helpful Information

Information needed for abstract submission:
  • Name of author, email, department, & school
  • Name of group members (if submitting as a group)
  • Name of faculty advisor & email
  • Title of research
  • Abstract (350 word maximum)
Note: As our submission form only accepts on abstract per user, projects with multiple authors should choose one person to submit on behalf of the entire group.
Thanks to our generous departmental and organizational sponsors, there are numerous monetary awards available. Judges from each school and department will utilize the in-person event and the virtual platform Symposium by ForagerOne to evaluate student research and determine award winners.

View the full list of GRS sponsors and awards
  • Eligibility for participation in the GRS is as follows:
  • Must be a current Duquesne University graduate student from any discipline or program.
  • Must submit research or scholarship work that has been initiated or is in process during academic enrollment at Duquesne.
  • Must upload presentation to Symposium by ForagerOne.
  • In-person participants must also display a poster at the in-person session on March 20.
View our Frequently Asked Questions for any other relevant information you may need!
  • To be considered for an oral podium presentation, you must select interest when submitting your abstract. 
  • Oral presenters are selected by a peer selection committee after the abstract deadline has passed.
  • IF you are selected to orally present you will still be required to participate in the poster session both in-person AND online.
  • Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. 
  • Notification of selection of GSRS oral presenters will be given 1 to 1.5 weeks after the deadline.
  • Oral Presenters are invited to submit a paper for online publication in the DU Scholarship Collection.