Applying to GRASP


INFORMATION FOR GRASP 2018 WILL BE POSTED IN FALL 2017. We will be trying something new this year and the call for abstracts will be in early spring (2018) and not this fall. Good luck with your research and we hope to see you at GRASP 2018. 


Graduate students from any WSU department are eligible to apply to participate in the annual Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) symposium. All applicants must submit an abstract, 150 words or less, of their research by the Fall deadline. The Editorial Board will review the abstracts and select participants. At the GRASP event in April, poster and oral presentations will be judged and winners will be awarded prizes. Abstracts will be published in the GRASP program and the Shocker Open Access Repository (SOAR).

Students may use the same research project to apply to participate in the multi-university Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS), held in February at the Kansas State Capitol. You must fill out a separate application to apply. For information, see WSU Students Only on the CGRS website.

Students should work with their advisor in the application process and when preparing their presentation.

Prepare Your Abstract

Your abstract, 150 words or less, should include the following:

  •     a brief introduction to the study or project
  •     a discussion of the methods used in the study
  •     a summary of the results or conclusions

Use the MS Word template provided here

Note: If your research is still in progress and a summary of results or conclusions would be premature, the abstract should address the types of analysis that will be performed and how they are anticipated to address the research problem.

If you are looking for general inspiration or just want to see what others have done in the past, you can review previous years' abstracts in SOAR.

Submit Your Abstract

Abstracts will be received in October-November, 2017. To submit your abstract, click on http://bit.ly/2etVcjP to submit your contact information and abstract. (Note: the submittal form will lose the formatting from your MS Word document. Save your MS Word file for use later.) If your abstract is selected, you will be notified by mid-December and you must confirm your intent to participate.