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Call for Virtual Research Day Proposals

Submit your research projects, research papers, software applications, or research proposals for the SOIS Virtual Research Day!

SOIS undergraduate and graduate students are invited to showcase their work by participating in the SOIS Student Virtual Research Day. Proposals should be based on course projects or professional work. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, research projects, research papers, software applications, or research proposals. All student submissions will be presented online and online voting will take place between April 7 – 21, 2021. There will be one first place ($500) and two second place ($200) honors in each category (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) and winner profiles will be featured on the SOIS website.

Eligibility: registered undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students (including both onsite and online students). Group projects will also be accepted.

Submission requirements: Students interested in participating must submit a proposal (Word file) that includes the following:

Title Page (one page only):

  • Author name(s) and e-mail address(es)
  • Title
  • Category (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student)
  • Type of submission (research project, research papers,
    software applications, research proposals, etc.)
  • Abstract


  • 5-10 pages (not including title page)
  • 1.5 spaced | 12pt font | 1 – 1.25 inch margins
  • If submission is for software application, the document may
    include introduction, screen shot(s), and link(s) (if applicable).

File Format:

  • Must be a word document
  • Please name your file: Research_Day_yournamehere

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021

Online Voting: April 7 – 21, 2021

Submissions will be available for online voting from April 7-21, 2021.

Email questions to:
Dr. Jin Zhang (
Chair, SOIS Research Committee

Virtual Research Day - Call for Proposals

  • Please enter the title of your proposal
  • Drop files here or
    See submission requirements listed above.
    By submitting my research proposal, I agree to allow my work to be made available online during the SOIS Student Research Day voting period and voluntarily consent to the publication of my name and participation if my proposal is chosen for the 1st or 2nd place awards.