Proposal Guidelines

Engaged Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Harvard College will host the Engaged Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference (ESSJ) on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Boylston Hall in Harvard Yard. The conference offers undergraduate students an opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research on critical social issues within their respective fields. We welcome proposals from students whose work have been supervised by faculty and focuses on diversity, equity, and social justice.                                                                                               

All methodological approaches and disciplines are welcomed, including projects that are comparative, international, or transnational. Research proposals that are field-based or use participatory research methodologies are encouraged.  

The proposal deadline is February 22, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Decisions will be notified on March 4, 2016.

Proposal guidelines

Please go to Call for Proposals to complete the form and submit your research abstract. We will not accept email submissions. The proposal should be a maximum of 450 words (1.5-2 pages) and address all of the following elements: 

  • Research question
  • Purpose of the study
  • Theoretical framework
  • Research methods
  • Preliminary findings or results
  • Conclusion, implications, and significance of the study

There will be awards for undergraduate research, senior thesis and posters.

Co-sponsored by the Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations; Phillips Brooks House; The Office of BGLTQ Student Life; Harvard College Women’s Center; The Office of Undergraduate Education; The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships; FAS Standing Committee on Public Service; Advising Matters – Advising Programs Office